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

.

Student

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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