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

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Loud ... And Louder

The voice of fear cannot hold me back. All day and all night I'll never keep silent to the end of my life. Don't worry, Arezou. Here in this limitless realm of passion, sisters and I are like roaring waves in the Caspian Sea. We never keep quiet... interrupted in the middle of a smuggled audio message on YouTube.

chant after chant
of women, life, freedom ...
mixed with the sounds
of shouting, beating and screaming
from the dimly lit prison