Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Tanka about the Door of No Return

night after night
shackled slaves screamed
in distress
Barack Obama stands
at the Door of No Return

Skylark, 2:1, Summer 2014

Note: The former slave house with its "Door of No Return" was the last location for slaves being shipped to North America.