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

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Cross-Border Marriage Tanka

Ninety-Second Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diaryabout a cross-border marriage 

rows of Americans
and a line of Canadians
along the border fence
in the sunlit breeze
the couple sign I do, I do ...

Note: The following poem could be read as a response tanka to the ninety-second entry: Life is going on and will go on even in the Time of Covid19

this year
another wedding
another baby …
we extend the old oak table,
squeeze in a few more chairs

Spent Blossoms, TSA Anthology, 2015

Susan Constable