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

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Bomb Cyclone Tanka

written for the COP26 Summit

The environmental is personal and the personal is behavioral.

a bomb cyclone
lashing the seashore with winds
rain and high-walled surf ...
after the fight a chasm
between her life and my dream

FYI: A bomb cyclone is a rapidly strengthening storm with central pressure that plummets by 24 millibars or more within 24 hours. The lower the pressure, the more powerful the storm.