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

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Mountains of Debris Haiku

Against the Drowning Noise of Other Words, LII: "mountains of debris"

mountains of debris
a woman holds her baby
dripping blood

AddedAgainst the Drowning Noise of Other Words, LIII: "bombing"

airdrops of aid ...
a before and an after 
the moment of bombing

FYI: Voice of America/VOA, April 18: UN chief calls Gaza a 'humanitarian hellscape'

"One miscalculation, one miscommunication, one mistake, could lead to the unthinkable—a full-scale regional conflict that would be devastating for all involved."

"In Gaza, six and a half months of Israeli military operations have created a humanitarian hellscape," Guterres told the UN Security Council.