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

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Song of Relief Tanka

One Hundred Seventy-Ninth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

first warm day
of this pandemic winter
my niece
sings her song with each slap
of a beaded jump rope

Added: One Hundred Eightieth Entry

a surge of wind
social distance between me
and an unmasked white man

French Translation by Serge Tomé

un coup de vent
la distance sociale entre moi
et un homme blanc sans masque

Added: One Hundred Eighty-First Entry

midnight moon
the silence between me
and a masked driver