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

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Worry-Free Life Tanka

a cargo ship
freed at last in the canal ...
this passage
to a worry-free life
blocked by my skin color

AddedOne Hundred Ninty-Third Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

more variant cases
the wintry chill
in a raven's call

Added: This Brave New World, I

outside the store
an Asian woman kicked
by white men ...
a security guard shakes his head
then closes the entrance door