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

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

shadow Haiku

his shadow
looming over her
divorce talk

Added: after Leonard Cohen

in my mind's eye
my love holds on tighter to me
like I'm a crucifix
I sing out loud, Marianne
It's time we cry... and laugh 

FYI: Listen to Leonard Cohen's "So Long Marianne" (live in London)


the darkling spiral staircase
of the self
on each tread I sing
"just let go" loud and proud

AddedThis Brave New World, LXXXIX

black SUVs
drive slowly as policemen scour
the cheering crowd 
in the clicking of cameras
he is arraigned... again