“Four Sides to Every Story” (Chen-ou Liu)

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Copenhagen
walled in on all four sides:
batons and mics

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Headlines:

“Four Sides to Every Story” (New York Times)

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

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  1. James Tipton

    I don’t get the last line at all.

  2. Chen-ou Liu

    Hints: the police employed batons to demonstrate heir will while protestors and delegates used mics to convey their feelings and thoughts.

    James, thanks for the read.

    Chen-ou

  3. James Tipton

    Well, that helps a little. I associate batons (conducting sticks) and microphones with music. I associate megaphones with protestors…on the move systems, rather than microphones. Thanks, though, for your clarification.
    Jim

  4. Laryalee

    Hi Chen-ou,
    I enjoyed the article, and the definitions, which make sense to me. Also enjoyed your haiku …it’s too bad the batons had to be used. Climate change will require cooperation, but I wonder if that is possible, sigh…
    :(
    Lary

  5. Chen-ou Liu

    Lary:

    Thanks for the read and for your thoughtful reflection on this issue. Much appreciated.

    Chen-ou

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