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

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Easter Truce Haiku

written in response to Vatican News, April 10: Pope‘s call for "Easter truce" a time to stop and look to Christ: “ Let the weapons be silenced. Let the Easter truce begin... Nothing is impossible for God "

day before yesterday
day after today ...
more bomb craters

Added: written in response to The Washington Post, April 17: Pope calls for peace in Ukraine on ‘Easter of war,’ warns of nuclear threat

a basket of pysanky
the wingbeats of a dove
in smoking twilight

FYI: A pysanka (plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated using beeswax and dyes. The word comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.

Added: Three Hundred and Thirty-Third Entry,  Coronavirus Poetry Diary

vaccine campaign
our differences enveloped
in snowflakes