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

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Eight Teenage Girls Tanka

screams mixed with the sound
of a blood-stained bottle of wine
swept across asphalt ...
a man stabbed to death in swarming
by eight teenage girls 

FYI: Swarming/swarm attack is a military-style assault in which a group of people all attack a single individual at once. For more details about this senseless tragic death,  CBC News, Dec. 21: Teen girls charged with murder in Toronto 'swarming' death were after liquor bottle: witness

And for more examples of character tanka, see my "To the Lighthouse" post, Character/Persona Tanka