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

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Ladder to the Moon Tanka


for Georgia O'Keeffe, painter of "Ladder to the Moon,"who remarked, Nothing is less real than realism.

my lifeworld
confined within the walls
of this rented room ...
half-asleep, half-awake
I climb a ladder to the moon

NeverEnding Story, January 6, 2020