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

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Selected Haibun: Imagine

for John Lennon

A long line of Calliopes clad in lily-white, waiting in the hallway. Each is enveloped in the darkness of her own, screaming. Drops of sweat stream down my forehead, falling past my eyes onto the floor. I yell, "Push, baby, push ...." The last words holding on to the inside of my muse's womb for hours.

I'm a dreamer ...
a twinge
in my heart

NeverEnding Story, May 6, 2014