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

Friday, December 8, 2023

It's been seven hours and 15 days

for Sinéad O'Connor (8 December 1966 – 26 July 2023)

nothing compares,
nothing compares to you ...
this undead
night creature at last lets go 
of herself, of the world

nothing, nothing
can take away these blues ...
I straddle the gulf
between dream and reality
seeing her turn back, not turn back

Ribbons, 19:3, Fall 2023

FYI: Sinéad O’Connor called herself "undead night creature" since her son Shane died by suicide in 2022.