Thursday, June 02, 2016

NeverEnding Story, May 2016

Translated into Chinese by Chen-ou Liu



grandmother's
tarnished teaspoon
stirs memories
in bittersweet cups
I swallow her tears


cattails, September 2014


Chen-ou Liu's comments:

Through well-chosen phrases/images, Debbie's tanka effectively builds, line by line, to an emotionally powerful ending that has the most weight and reveals the theme of "co-suffering love."

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