“Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech Notes Irony Of Award During Wartime” (Chen-ou Liu)

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a dove perches
on the stone lion’s head…
winter sun

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Headlines:

“Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech Notes Irony Of Award During Wartime” (Huffington Post)

“Obama’s War and Peace: How the president accepted the Nobel while sending more troops to fight in Afghanistan” (Slate)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (seeĀ poet biographies). ReadĀ more by this poet.

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  1. Laurence Stacey

    Very nice Chen-ou! I love the contrast between peace, represented by the dove and the “stone lion,” which in my mind symbolizes conquest and war. A very engaging verse!

  2. Chen-ou Liu

    Laurence, many thanks for your close reading and kind words.

    Chen-ou

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