three one-line haiku by Chen-ou Liu

wavecrashingintowave    this longing inside


blossom wind what’s left of the interned youth


noonday sun the forest fire flicking a forked tongue



Chen-ou Liu is currently the editor and translator of NeverEnding Story (, and the author of two award-winning books, Following the Moon to the Maple Land (First Prize, 2011 Haiku Pix Chapbook Contest) and A Life in Transition and Translation (Honorable Mention, 2014 Turtle Light Press Biennial Haiku Chapbook Competition). His tanka and haiku have been honored with many awards.

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