moonlit pond...
a frog penetrates

New Year's dawn
Icarus in my dream
waving his wings

Moon Festival
I turn my other cheek
to the light

memories ...
a blizzard survives
my dream

winter dawn
a butterfly wakes up
in my dream


Chen-ou Liu is the author of Ripples from a Splash: A Collection of Haiku Essays with Award-Winning Haiku and Following the Moon to the Maple Land (forthcoming in July).