Tsinghua University Student Protest

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

A poem in Vietnamese by Thái Hạo
Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

Friedmann Equation (Source: Hindustan Times)

Tsinghua University Student Protest

they hold up white sheets of paper

the transparency

they took to the streets with the light in their hands

not pickaxe

not bricks


Tiananmen, the fallen students under the tank

30 years later, again the students took their stance

it’s China’s luck when those who have taken to the streets

were young people from a university

not old men with sticks from the slum

the blood of students in white

will wash away the humiliation



our students are screaming too

in the pubs in front of giant TV screens

angry and shouting from losing a bet

none of them remember to bring a white sheet of paper

to write their suicide note with a mathematical equation

before flying down to the dorm yard in the…

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