Today is the day of the Dragon Boat Festival in China. This celebration honors an ancient Chinese hero, Qu Yuan. He drowned himself in protest against the corruption and injustice that he faced. Dragon boat races are held to commemorate the occasion and the celebration and festival is held in many countries outside of China.
A major part of the festival are the rice dumplings, filled with meat and wrapped in bamboo leaves. They are known as zhong zi.
Dragon Boats on the River
I cannot help but stop and look at the boats on the muddy river, neglected by time.
Do the neglected boats frame your reference?
I cannot help but stop and look at what might have been.
How happy are huddled crowds as they cheer!
Are you upset by how silly they are?
Does it anger you to see the races on the river?