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

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Missile Trails and Thousand-Yard Stare Haiku

missile trails across the Gaza sky
an old man's thousand-yard stare

FYI: "The thousand-yard stare or two-thousand-yard stare is a military phrase coined to describe the limp, unfocused gaze of a battle-weary soldier, but the symptom it describes may also be found among victims of other types of trauma."