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

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Shelter Tanka

outside the shelter
the howl of the north wind --
a teen of few words
wolfs down one plateful
after another ...

AddedThis Brave New World, LXX

national divorce 
among red and blue US states ...
the wall of pillows
wide and wider between us
while she turns up the volume 

FYI: The Seattle Times, Feb.23‘Civil war’ trends after Marjorie Taylor Greene tweet asks for national ‘divorce’

The Twitter hashtag “Civil War” was trending as people reacted to a tweet from Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

In the tweet posted to her personal page, Greene took Presidents Day to call for a “national divorce” among red and blue states, citing irreconcilable differences.

“We need a national divorce,” she wrote. “We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government. Everyone I talk to says this. From the sick and disgusting woke culture issues shoved down our throats to the Democrat’s traitorous America Last policies, we are done.”

Many on Twitter likened the message to a call for a second Civil War.

And Huffpost, Feb. 27Mehdi Hasan Reveals Why 'Kook' Marjorie Taylor Greene Is So Very Dangerous

...But there’s another point to Greene’s “ridiculous rhetoric,” and that’s to get people ― mainly white conservatives ― “dangerously angry, to radicalize their racial grievances, to indulge their sense of victimhood, to turn them against their neighbors, but especially against Washington, D.C., and the two coasts,” MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan said.


an old man
pursues his drunken shadow
through a revolving door ...
twilight turns to sleet to snow