Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

A World of Our Own Tanka

snowflakes drift
between us, around us
in a world of our own ...
she replies, I'll make my way
when I want, where I can


in dim streetlight
a sex worker's high heels
squeak in the alley ...
sleepless, I open the window
to let out loneliness


slant of moonlight
her wet lips on my lips
then her hand ...