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

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Journey into the Long Night

Two Hundred and Eighty-Seventh Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

winter rain
darkens the soil
covid burial

slate-grey skies
the young widow's sobs
break through her mask

the way home
early nightfall turns
to snow

AddedTwo Hundred and Eighty-Eighth Entry

midlife crisis
the therapist's mask
softens his tone