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

Monday, October 10, 2022

Frost Alert Tanka

first frost alert
this Thanksgiving morning
I heat the tea kettle 
and wait for its whistle

FYI: For more about understatement, see "To the Lighthouse: A Rhetorical Device, Understatement"

And the following tanka I wrote last year could be read as a sequel:

to reheat leftovers ...
the memories
we didn't share but bury inside
on Thanksgiving night