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

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Covidsomnia Haiku

Two Hundred and Forty-Second Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

distant sirens
break the predawn stillness

AddedTwo Hundred and Forty-Third Entry

one crow on the wire now three more variants on the rise

Added: Two Hundred and Forty-Fourth Entry

heat shimmer
a spike-studded virus
branded on my door

Note: The haiku is a prequel to my tanka prose, "Asians all look the same..." The Blo͞o Outlier Journal, 2, Summer, 2021