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

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Midnight Quietness Tanka

Two Hundred and Thirty-Sixth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

alone for weeks
in a quarantine motel
the sound
of my body rolling
against midnight quietness

Added: Two Hundred and Thirty-Seventh Entry

weeds sprout
through cracks in the pavement ...
breakthrough cases surging

Added: Two Hundred and Thirty-Eighth Entry

first homecoming
all these masked faces 
now strangers