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

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Sharp Spike and Slow Descent Tanka

One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary
written in response to this "not-so-shocking" 😠 news: "Canada's COVID-19 case rate now tops U.S. rate," CBC News, April 12

a sharp spike
in covid variant cases ...
at twilight
the slow descent of a kite
severed from its string


in morning chill
a street dog with saggy balls
the eyes of an old man
leaning on the liquor store wall