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

Friday, January 15, 2021

Washing My Mind in the Snow Light Tanka

written in response to the [Racist] Canada for Trump Rally

Stop the Steal flags
flutter from an SUV
I yell f**k you 
then wash my mind
for hours in snow light

FYI: Onihishigitei is the style of demon-quelling force, and it is characterized by its “strong or even vulgar diction.” (Japanese Court Poetry, Stanford University Press, 1988, p. 406). For more information, see my Onihishigitei post. And watch the Jan.14 TVO Agenda episode: A History of the KKK in Canada