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

Friday, June 19, 2020

Juneteenth Fireworks Haiku

barbecue smoke billowing
across the white picket fence
Juneteenth fireworks

FYI: "Despite the lack of federal recognition, Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or the Black Fourth of July, has lived on through rich traditions, including lively celebrations in the form of festivals and parades with local bands playing, storytelling, picnics, fireworks and a Juneteenth staple — barbecues."