Chenou Liu


A Dead Man Writing - Poem by Chenou Liu

A Tanka Prose
for Ernest Hemingway who claimed that
The important thing for a writer is to tell a good story...
The best ones are liars.


at daybreak
Death has a boot
on my neck
the first line for him
I'm a slave to words

Who is really interested in reading your poetry? A smirk on his face.

I have nothing important to write, I say, All I can do is sit down at the computer and bleed. If no one reads it, you, Death, will be my reviewer.


Comments about A Dead Man Writing by Chenou Liu

  • Gold Star - 22,986 Points * Sunprincess * (6/26/2014 7:26:00 AM)

    ...............an interesting write.....and he was wrong we do enjoy your writes... (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 9,073 Points Douglas Scotney (1/2/2014 4:08:00 PM)

    Good to discover your thoughtful work, Chenou Liu.
    Re. this one, check my poem of today Trying Not To Be (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Wuji Shiu (9/22/2013 3:42:00 PM)

    I indeed feel the same way, though I cannot write a Tanka, nor in fact know what it is. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 45,954 Points Gajanan Mishra (9/3/2013 8:47:00 PM)

    the best ones are liars, I like it. because we are all in ignorant. thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 4, 2013


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