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

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

after being discharged from Walter Reed

One Hundred Twentieth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary 
after vincent tripi who wrote this famous transcendentalist haiku:
with me the same cloud                    out of the covered bridge 

with Trump the same virus      out of Marine One

FYI: He soon tweeted a minute-long video from the balcony, saying he'd "learned so much about coronavirus" and believes he might be immune to it.  CBS News, October 6

One Hundred Twenty-First Entry
written after Facebook removed Donald Trump's Tuesday post in which he falsely claimed coronavirus can be less deadly than the seasonal flu.

an army of workers
in hazmat suits
cleaning the White House --
at misty twilight the virus
creeps into the Pentagon

FYI: The top U.S. general, Gen. Mark Milley, and several members of the Pentagon's senior leadership are quarantining after a top Coast Guard official tested positive for coronavirus, several US defence officials tell CNN -- CTV News, October 6

Added: One Hundred Twenty-Second Entry

vice presidential debate
two adults argue back and forth
and they even ... smile