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Issue # 4 May 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Chen-ou Liu is a contributing writer for Rust+Moth and Simply Haiku. He lives in a suburb of Toronto, where he has been struggling with a life in transition and translation. His poetry has been published and anthologized worldwide. His tanka and haiku have been honored with awards.

Chen-ou Liu

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My Jisei: A Tanka Set

For Dylan Thomas


drunk with the starry void
I flap my arms...
standing on the ground, alone

my rage
against the dying of the light —
Calliope comes
in search of me
I write the first line: my rage