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

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Donald Trump and the Blindfolded Justice Tanka

Violent actions come from inflammatory words — on the steps of the Reichstag and now in the Capitol.
-- Germany’s foreign minister, Heiko Maas

Donald Trump
dragged kicking and screaming
out of the White House
blindfolded Justice
clutching her scythe

Added: written in response to Heiko Maas's remark

a smiling white man
waves the Confederate flag
Capitol hallway