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

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Blue and Yellow Flags Tanka

no water
no heating, no internet
no Russians either ...
in the morning chill a sea
of blue and yellow flags

Added: written in response to Reuters, Nov. 19: First Ukrainian passenger train rolls into newly freed Kherson

the train whistle blasts ...
for the first time in nine months
a soldier
kissing his white-haired mother
draped in the blue and yellow flag