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

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Muslim Family of Five Tanka

This Brave New World, VIII

as usual
in the breezy evening
strolling together 
a Muslim family of five
mowed down by a truck

Added: The Brave New World, IX 

wearing a hijab 
Ardern said a Muslim prayer 
to open a sitting
of New Zealand's parliament ...
We're here for you, Trudeau's nice words

FYI: In New Zealand the government set up a royal commission after a gunman shot 51 people in two mosques in Christchurch, in March 2019. Canada should do the same.

 -- Karl Nerenberg, "Canadian government behind on anti-Islamophobia action," Rabble, June 9