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

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Joy to the World Tanka

Joy to the World
drifting in from my neighbor ...
alone in the room
I've almost nothing,
yet everything


Christmas Sale!
a teen with an oversized hood
in the mall window


snowonsnowonsnow ...

Added: No More Fairy Tales, VII
written in response to this brutal Christmas storm

a bomb cyclone
sweeping across the country ...
snowed in for days
I play Russian roulette
with my drunken shadow

AddedNo More Fairy Tales, VIII

gathering dark ...
row upon row of houses
encased in ice

FYI: Sky News, Dec. 27: US snow storm covers houses in ice as people struggle to dig out after deadly blizzards.

An icy white blanket - which from a distance looks like icing on a cake - covers the entire front of the Fort Erie properties.

At least 65 people have died as a result of the extreme weather, with the region in and around Buffalo, New York state, emerging as ground zero for an Arctic deep freeze.

Large parts of North America have been battling a huge bomb cyclone – the deadliest US storm for at least two generations – since last week.