Wednesday, July 6, 2016

One Man's Maple Moon: Attic Boxes by Joyce S. Greene

English Original

in Mother's attic
boxes of souvenirs --
which one holds
the pieces of my heart
torn apart by bullies?

Moonbathing, Fall/Winter 2014

Joyce S. Greene


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

在母親閣樓
的紀念品盒裡面 --
哪一件保存
由惡霸撕裂
我的破碎之心

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

在母亲阁楼
的纪念品盒里面 --
哪一件保存
由恶霸撕裂
我的破碎之心 


Bio Sketch

Joyce S. Greene lives with her husband in Poughkeepsie, New York.  A number of her poems have been published in various tanka journals and anthologies, and several have been awarded honors including a first prize win in the "Skylark's Nest" section of Skylark. During the day, she works as a Senior Accountant for an insurance company

1 comment:

  1. Through the juxtaposition of symbolically rich images ("attic" boxes of "souvenirs" and "pieces of a heart"), Joyce effectively discloses the long-time devastating effects (physical, psychological, and relational) of bullying in her "middle-of-the-story" tanka.

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