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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The answer is blowin' in the wind

for young students who have activated Hong Kong’s largest-scale civil disobedience campaign ever to defend democracy and fight for universal and equal suffrage

the riot police
tighten in a ring
of shields and masks
around sit-in protesters --
a flurry of doves

a wall of students
linked arm-in-arm ...
Occupy Central
with Love and Peace
swaying in moonlight

NeverEnding Story, September 29, 2014

Note: Hong Kong's main financial district is known as Central.