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

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Trading Blows Tanka

to Ernest Hemingway who remarked, Write hard and clear about what hurts.

trading blows
with my drunken shadow
on the wall
as if I could expel pain
from the inside out

Added: Three Hundred and Seventeenth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

stealth omicron ...
I tune up the volume
of Lennon's imagine

FYI: The Independent, February 21: A more contagious version of the Omicron variant has been spreading in US: ‘We’re all on the edge of our seats’

BA.2 is considered a “stealthier” version of Omicron because particular genetic traits make it somewhat harder to detect.

Danish scientists reported this week that preliminary information suggests it may be 1.5 times more contagious than the original variant.

Added: Three Hundred and Eighteenth Entry

shelter in place
I count strays passing
beneath the window