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Homesickness by Min

It is a flying bird
without feet
but never gets tired
It is a strong tree
without roots
but never turns weak
It keeps disturbing wonderful dreams
Hence souls wander forever

Min was a student of mine during my Wuhan University stay in the summer of 2010. Feisty and succinct, she was fun to have in my poetry workshop. Yesterday we touched base on Facebook, a social network banned in China, but that doesn’t mean some of my old students don’t use it to communicate. When the government says don’t, the people do.

It’s wonderful to get in touch with former students. So much is not forgotten but waiting in our memories.

One Comment

  1. Posted 18 Mar ’12 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    I enjoyed reading this. What an incredibly important experience that is well worth sharing. Thank you.

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