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

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

"Freedom" Truckers Tanka

Three Hundred and Fifteenth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

written in response to Politico, Feb. 6 news : Ottawa truckers' freedom convoy galvanizes far-right worldwide: Leading Republicans, right-wing influencers and white supremacist groups have jumped at the chance to promote the standoff in Ottawa to a global audience.

"freedom" truckers 
steeped in TrumpTalk
echo slogans  --
arms linked, young women chant
make Canada boring again!

FYI: FYI: What started as a rally of Canadian truckers angry at cross-border vaccine mandates has fast become a magnet for far-right grievances around the world (Politico, Feb. 6 news). And for more, see The New York Times, Feb 15 news: "Emergency Law Invoked As Canadians Mull Identity"

AddedThree Hundred and Sixteenth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

long Covid
the smoker's voice rasps
everything’s just fine