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

Monday, January 1, 2024

Another Year Tanka

This Brave New World, CXXXVII 

another year
amidst screaming sirens ...
on the bomb shelter wall
no longer noticed

AddedThis Brave New World, CXXXVIII 

air raid sirens ...
Ukraine is alive, Ukraine fights
again at sunrise

FYI: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's New Year Address: Ukraine is alive. Ukraine lives. Ukraine fights. Ukraine advances, Ukraine overcomes the path. Ukraine gains. Ukraine works. Ukraine exists. And all together, this is not a New Year's miracle, not a fairy tale, not magic, but the merit of each of you.


new year's sunshine
the same resolution
with a different weight

Added: reading between the lives and writing between the lines, LXXXI

anything new?
the Christmas tree off
to be mulched
and the champagne gone flat 
after New Year's fireworks

FYI: This could be read as a sequel to the following:

shelling peas --
each passing year
like the one before

tinywords, Dec. 29 2023


AddedThis Brave New World, CXXXIX
written in response to Barbie, the highest-grossing film of 2023

home, sweet home
in a new year's dream
pink-lit Barbie Land