Friday, April 05, 2019

NeverEnding Story, March 2019

Translated into Chinese by Chen-ou Liu:


she is suspended
between here and gone
a cobweb
catching the light
of this moth-winged life


A Hundred Gourds, 4:1, December 2014


Chen-ou Liu's comments:

Evaluated in the thematic context of this existential angst that manifests in Ls 1&2, the visually striking image in Ls 3-5 adds emotional weight and philosophical depth to the tanka.

Life is a frail moth flying caught in the web of the years that pass. (Sara Teasdale)


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