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

Saturday, November 27, 2021

New Variant Tanka

Two Hundred and Ninetieth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary
written in  response to CNBC's breaking news, Nov. 26: WHO calls special meeting to discuss new Covid variant found in South Africa with "a large number of mutations."

new variant
the worst we've seen so far ...
muting the TV
a shelter cook starts chopping
as early nightfall turns to snow

Added: Two Hundred and Ninety-First Entry

watching my toddler
watching a fly climb the wall ...
prolonged lockdown