Poem #2, found in the Detention Barracks, room 109 (Lavatory). Poem 2 was translated in Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940, 2nd edition, 2014.


  • Title: Chinese Poetry Translation
  • Date Created: 2018
  • Location Created: Angel Island, Tiburon, California, USA
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
  • Translation: Because my house had bare walls, I began rushing all about. The waves are happy, laughing "Ha-ha!" When I arrived on Island, I heard I was forbidden to land. I could do nothing but frown and feel angry at heaven.
  • Photographer: R. Nauman

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