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

Friday, November 4, 2022

bangbangbang Haiku

followed by eerie silence ...
the night deepens

FYI: for more about onomatopoeia and haiku noir, see my "To the Lighthouse" posts, "A Rhetoric Device, Onomatopoeia" and "Haiku Noir"


alone in the TV's light
before each ad

AddedThis Brave New World, LXII

in this resort city
on the Red Sea 
hundreds upon hundreds
of jumbo jets touch down

FYI: From 6 to 18 November, Heads of StateCEOs, ministers and negotiators, along with climate activists, civil society representatives will meet in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh for the largest annual gathering on "climate action."

And CBC News, Nov. 5: Climate activists stop private jets from leaving Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

The environmental group says Schiphol is the largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the Netherlands, emitting 12 billion kilograms annually.

This tanka is a sequel to the following poem:

The End (of COP26)

This Brave New World, XXIX
written in response to The Hill's Nov. 10 News : Nancy Pelosi defends "America's moral authority" on climate action and The Washington Post's Nov. 11 News: U.S. and China issue joint pledge to slow climate change

   Ame      rica 
i    s    a    l    l    i    n
with arms linked
young activists chanting
blahblahblah, clean up your mess

a pundit ranting
beneath slate-grey skies
during this decade
there will be talk after talk
between the US and China