Sunday, October 11, 2015

Haiku--By Chen-ou Liu--Canada

migrants in single file ...
strawberry fields stretch
one after another

plump with juice
her freshly picked grapes...
the smell of sunshine

winter twilight
the one-legged veteran faces
with a resolving door

wailing siren ...
an old man on the beach
in winter mist

hand-me-down dream
twilight laughter drifting
from the orphanage

Chen-ou Liu is the author of four books, including Following the Moon to the Maple Land (First Prize Winner of the 2011 Haiku Pix Chapbook Contest). His tanka and haiku have been honored with many awards. To read more of his poems, please go to Poetry in the Moment,


  1. What a fantastic display of Haiku! I really enjoyed the last one, I thought the imagery that you portray with these poems are surely wondrous and lovely. You have written a tremendous set of pieces that when read brings a fire to your belly, great work.

    Russel Sivey

  2. Hello Chen. Thank you for the haiku. I enjoyed all of them. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (