Thursday, October 29, 2015

NeverEnding Story, October 2015

Translated into Chinese by Chen-ou Liu

when I began
to lose my hair
I wove
a shirt of myself
for your shroud

Presence 49, February 2014

Chen-ou's Comments:

Elegantly and sparsely written, this tanka conveys a depth of emotion most readers won't forget. The last two lines lift the poem up a notch.

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