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

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Selma Breeze Haiku

in memory of John Lewis, often called "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced."

What I am surprised at is that having lived in this free country so long, no breeze of freedom has been felt by them. -- Dr. Rajinder Singh

the flag-draped casket
carried across the Bridge
Selma breeze

Note: The haiku could be read as a sequel to the following poem written for veterans of the civil rights movement

the fog of tear gas ...
a black boy on the shoulders
of his grandfather