Derek CHUNG (Hong Kong) – IPNHK 10th Anniversary Celebration

Derek CHUNG

Derek CHUNG (Hong Kong) graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Hong Kong. His numerous accolades include Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature, Youth Literary Awards, Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese as well as Artist of the Year (Literary Arts) of Hong Kong Arts Development Awards. He has published many poetry collections, including Delineation, Scenery on the Road, Doors and Windows and Wind and Rain, Urban Plankton, A Growing House, Nothing Unusual, An Umbrella Opened on the Road and A Bright House in Residual Rain; essay collections Two Cities, Trees in Memory, Words at First Sight; novel collection Sometimes One May Forget; as well as literary critique Floating Thoughts, Unrestrained Reading.

Umbrellas Open on the Roads
—A poem in support of the Umbrella Movement

Umbrellas open on the roads
Waiting neither for rain nor wind
Bearing footsteps for so many days
Only asphalt can move them back

Umbrellas open on the roads
Two leaves bloom on the kerb
Cold nights, ankles retreating into tents
A bean-like light at day’s end, still yellow

Umbrellas open on the roads
An empty bus’s final stop
Give what has been forgotten
Darkness in the corner, without a sound of shouting

Umbrellas open on the roads
Not closing up like umbrellas
To forge a road on open umbrellas
Is not as easy as walking down the road

18 November, 2014

(Translated by Tammy Lai-Ming Ho)


鍾國強(香港),香港大學文學院畢業。曾獲多屆香港中文文學雙年獎、青年文學獎、中文文學創作獎、香港藝術發展獎藝術家年獎(文學藝術)等獎項。著有詩集《圈定》、《路上風景》、《門窗風雨》、《城市浮游》、《生長的房子》、《只道尋常》、《開在馬路上的雨傘》、《雨餘中一座明亮的房子》,散文集《兩個城市》、《記憶有樹》、《字如初見》,小說集《有時或忘》,文學評論集《浮想漫讀》等。

開在馬路上的雨傘
——詩援雨傘運動

開在馬路上的雨傘
不等雨也不等風
承着腳步那麼多天了
只有瀝青可退

開在馬路上的雨傘
綻開了石壆邊的兩片葉
夜涼了腳踝縮回營帳
天末一燈如豆仍黃

開在馬路上的雨傘
是尾站的空巴士
給遺忘了的一些甚麼
角落的黑,沒有一聲呼喊

開在馬路上的雨傘
沒有像傘一樣合上
開在雨傘上的馬路
也沒有像路一樣好走

2014年11月18日