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

Monday, July 5, 2021

A Thousand Nurses Tanka

Two Hundred and Twenty-Ninth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

words on a banner 
We're All In This T o g e t h e r 
twisting in the wind ...
in a single text message
one thousand nurses laid off

Added: Two Hundred and Thirtieth Entry

living alone
in this friendly world
of masked faces ...
through a glass barrier
my friend looks deadly quiet

AddedTwo Hundred and Thirty-First Entry

new cases surge
a guard social distances further 
from the nurse