By Daniel Tam

深夜的地鐵車廂如同上班時間般擁擠,
但我們並不焦躁,因為碰口碰面都是黃絲帶。

Deep into the night, the Underground, packed as rush hours
Yet no unease, no anguish: yellow ribbon on us all.

旺角更是宇宙最浪漫。
亞皆老街彌敦道是我十幾歲時每天經過的地方,
我發夢都估唔到有日會有人在那裡搭個棚,
為地球人遮風擋雨。

Mong Kok: now the most romantic spot in the Universe.
Argyle Street, Nathan Road, my daily passage as a teen.
Who would ever have dreamt of seeing a canopy put up,
To shelter earth-dwellers from rain and wind?

見到地鐵站頂的朋友,大樂——
試問爬了上去,見過這樣的人民風景,如何捨得下來?

Exalting! Some have summited the MTR entrance!
Having viewed folk-scape from high! Hard to descend?

道路屬於人民,巴士屬於人民,
但巴士上的標語,並非怒氣沖沖,而是幽默又準確。

Roads are now in people’s hands, buses too,
With sharp slogans, garnished with humour and not with fire.

自由與活力,是以協商的耐性、自律的智慧為基礎。
從社會運動的角度說,沒有警察,是更大的挑戰,
我們必須懷著更大的戒懼與謹慎,去擁抱眼前一瞬的美好。

Freedom and vitality, accommodating and self-restraint,
Patience & Wisdom reign. Challenging streets, minus policemen.
With care and caution we embrace this fleeting enchantment.

但在現場呼吸過新鮮空氣的朋友,都會知道,
無論結果如何,我們已改變了自己,
為城巿的未來打開了一扇門。

You dear friends who have savoured this fresh air here know:
Outcomes matter but little. For we have all changed,
And for our city’s future, we have now opened a door!

無須對未來太樂觀,
但可以放膽相信,
我們每個人的,為自己為社會做一件小事的決心。

Let’s not be over-optimistic about the future,
But let’s trust this determination, in one and in all,
This will to do a little something, for ourselves, and for more.

一小步,一小步,
冷靜與堅持。

Cool-headed steps, strong-hearted steps …
Little by little, step by step …

街上見。
See you in the streets.

Tam Daniel

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Fanny-Min Becker  2 October 2014 at 14:12 · 

ROMANCE: the last for the Movement perhaps, but not the last.

A poem by Tam Daniel
Caught in the internet & rendered into English on
October 2014 at 14:12 by

FM:)
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