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

Friday, May 8, 2020

Bloodily Defaced Temple Tanka

Fiftieth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary 

two lion statues
at a Buddhist temple
bloodily defaced
with a sledgehammer ...
gathering dark in Montreal

FYI: Sixty per cent of all Canadian deaths linked to COVID-19 have occurred in Quebec, including more than one-third in Montreal alone. See CTV's report, Asian Montrealers say they've increasingly been victims of racism during COVID-19 crisis.