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

Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day Haiku

for the soldiers who died in the longest war in American history

Memorial Day
her only son's room
quiet ... and quieter


scattered sunflower seeds ...
busloads of children on the road
to the border

FYI: The sunflower, Ukraine's national flower, is becoming a symbol of resistance against the country's invasion by Russian forces. Its exuberant and lively form represents the antithesis of the destruction now being suffered by the Ukrainian people.