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

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Stand Up to Trump Tanka

Seventy-Fifth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

in scorching heat
the prime minister takes a knee
at the protest
a masked black girl yelling out,
Trudeau, stand up to Trump

Note: This tanka is a sequel to the following haiku, which was written in response to Justin Trudeau's response to Donald Trump's vow to dominate the streets by calling in military

21-second silence
photogenic PM mutters
we  all  watch...

NeverEnding Story, June 3 2020