Virginie Colline: Melancholy Haiku

Café by Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita


threadbare afternoon
the kerosene lamp hisses
like a rattlesnake

love simulacra
he can see the door through her
and the night ahead

they call her Sorrow
the woman in bombazine
by the blind window





— by Virginie Colline


Copyright ©2012, by Virginie Colline. All Rights Reserved.


Virginie Colline is a French trans­la­tor liv­ing in Paris. You can read her latest poems in The Orris, Bakwa Magazine, Blue Skies Poetry, Four and Twenty and Misfits’ Miscellany.


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