All for thirty Yuan

I visited China, as a guest of the Chinese Government (Ministry of Light Industry) in 1994.  This double Haiku resulted from a thirty Yuan rickshaw ride very late at night.


Beijing 1994

Circling Tian Na Men
fluttering midnight kites soar
above the rickshaw

Who flies kites at night?
Somewhere on the darkened square
dreams tug on taut strings

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