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

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Viral Demons Tanka

Ninety-Seventh Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

by viral demons for weeks
my old friend
paints the walls black
and covers the windows

FYI:  More people calling mental health help line as pandemic drags on: callers dealing with anxiety, family stress, problems with drugs and alcohol (CBC News, July 28)

Added: Ninety-Eighty Entry

meteor shower
peaking on this night
of the outbreak--
across my skylight
a glimmer of hope