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400 DREAMS – 伊沙 YI SHA

五月 8, 2014

Yi Sha dreams 395-396

Yi Sha
DREAM #395

a bunch of poets
on a big bus
arrive at a station
getting off
I take Ms. Xiang Lianzi’s trunk by mistake
pulling her pink
draw-bar trolley
what a show-off
coming through
Great Peace alley
where I lived when I was small
looking behind me
all the poets are gone
a young Uighur guy
is dragging by baggage
— no, Ms. Xiang Lianzi’s
draw-bar trunk, running like mad

April 2014
Tr. MW, May 2014

DREAM #396

father picks out
books from my school bag
points at a novel by one female author
growling:
“your teacher said you read books under your bench
now I see this is pornography
are you not ashamed?”
(this scene really happened
when I was young)

“You should be ashamed!
your whole generation
should all be ashamed!”
one rousing reply
then I turn around
and laugh at the sky
while I walk out the door
(this scene never happened
in my whole life)

April 2014
Tr. MW, May 2014

Yi Sha dream 398

DREAM #398

Zhuang Sheng stands there
in jeans shorts
doesn’t do anything
he just stands there
there is joy in my heart
because I remember
though this is a dream
he told me on Weibo
he hoped one day
he could appear in my dreams
the ones I write down
a series of poems
now it has happened

April 2014
Tr. MW, May 2014

Yi Sha dream 401

DREAM #401

I grab an old friend
by the throat
and push him
to the edge of a pit
snarling at him:
“I can throw you down
then bury you alive
do you believe me?”
“I … believe ….”
he stutters at me
I release him

April 2014
Tr. MW, May 2014

Yi Sha dreams 402-404

DREAM #402

I receive
miraculous news
Malaysian Airlines flight MH370
the plane has been found
in a picture by Li Yi

DREAM #403

In a lush
botanical garden

there is Yu Youyou
she is like Afanti
in those Nasreddin Afanti stories

she says: “I am Shen Haobo’s sister”
I say: “I know who you are”

she says: “stretch out your hands”
so I stretch out my hands

she says: “now step forward and grasp that plant”
so I step forward and grasp that plant

she says: “close your eyes. when you open your eyes
you have grown together with that plant”

I close my eyes
after a long while I open them —

no-one is there
no botanical garden

only city streets in the dusk
someone playing a violin

April 2014
Tr. MW, May 2014

DREAM #404

I am with a gang
we are robbing a store
a bookstore
the others are at the cash register
counting banknotes
I am at the book racks
counting the books

April 2014
Tr. MW, May 2014

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IS ZHANG ZIYI BEAUTIFUL?

四月 26, 2014

Zhang Ziyi beautiful or not

Li Wei

IS ZHANG ZIYI BEAUTIFUL OR NOT?

Is Zhang Ziyi beautiful or not?
Some people say she’s beautiful,
some say she isn’t.
Liu Ping in our office
says she is not beautiful.
But Zhang Yimou says she is.
Ang Lee says she is.
Jackie Chan says she is.
Wong Kar-wai says she is.
Henry Fok’s son says she is beautiful.
Steven Spielberg says she is beautiful.
Now even Feng Xiaogang also says she is beautiful.
Then after all is Zhang Ziyi beautiful or not?
In my opinion
Zhang Ziyi is more beautiful than Zhang Yimou
and Ang Lee
and Jackie Chan
and Wong Kar-wai,
more beautiful than Henry Fok’s son,
more beautiful than Spielberg,
even more beautiful than Feng Xiaogang.
But she is not
as beautiful as Liu Ping in our office.

Tr. MW, April 2014

“COMPROMISE”, CHINESE-ENGLISH 《妥協的中英文解釋》

四月 24, 2014

fei

FEI (Sex 13)
 COMPROMISE, CHINESE-ENGLISH

under the system
you learn to compromise
anyone
the system
is a huge condom
never let no-one pierce it
you might get pregnant
being pregnant
means all sorts of things
you could get aborted
you could be induced
and end up dead

compromise
the english word
you make a promise
a common promise
collective promise

“tuŏxié” in mandarin
“xié” like in “xiéshāng”
negotiation
“tuŏ” like in “tuŏdang”
suitably done

Tr. MW, April 2014

 

性13
《妥协的中英文解释》

在体制下
你要学会妥协
任何人
体制
是一个巨大的安全套
你不要轻易地捅破它
很容易怀孕
而怀孕
意味着各种情况
比如你自己的被流产
被引产
包括死亡

妥协
英文是compromise
Promise是承诺
那么
Compromise
则是共同承诺
妥当地协商
是为“妥协”

SPOTTED DOG – Che Qianzi

四月 23, 2014

(This video is a performance of a different poem from the one below. Please click for English translation of the video.)

 

Che Qianzi

SPOTTED DOG

 

all those heads, barking

midnight under the tables outside

a spotted dog, dozing

at midnight

wantonly he let me take off his spots

so like a naked mademoiselle

stretching four unadorned legs to the heavens

 

2004

Tr. MW, April 2014

 

 

车前子

斑点狗

 

那些头脑,狂吠

午夜露天酒桌下

瞌睡的一条斑点狗

在午夜

让我肆无忌惮地擦去斑点

它多像小姐脱光

素面朝天的四条腿

 

2004

从新世纪诗典(第一季),伊沙编选

 

Che Qianzi

GESCHECKTER HUND

 

diese köpfe, kläffend

mitternacht, unter den tischen im freien

döste ein gescheckter hund

um mitternacht

ließ er mich hemmungslos seine punkte entfernen

eine nackte mademoiselle

streckte vier blanke beine gen himmel

 

2004

Übersetzt von MW im April 2014

Bild

 

KARSAMSTAG

四月 19, 2014

alter fernseher

Li Xunyang

OLD TV

 

at night I sit

with my old parents

watching the urns

 

Tr. MW, Easter Eve 2014

 

Li Xunyang

ALTER FERNSEHER

 

in der nacht

schau mich mit meinen alten eltern

die urnen an

 

Übersetzt von MW am Karsamstag 2014

 

WE PLANT SUNFLOWERS – Li Khin-huann

四月 9, 2014
阮種日頭花
We Plant Sunflowers

李勤岸Li Khin-huann
Translated by Tiunn Boo-thinn 譯

We planted sunflowers at Parliament
To bring some sunshine inside
To bring all that mold to light
To bring the people’s rights to light

We planted sunflowers on the president’s lawn
To throw the floodgates wide open
And flood away the steel webs of a dictator
And let the young whales of democracy swim on, and on and on

We planted sunflowers in the streets
To bloom come rain and bloom come wind
To bloom for always and for all days
By the darkening roads we must yet take

We’re planting flowers in every alley and every valley
In the cities and in the country
In the mountains and by the sea

The sun will still flower
May the will of young hearts
Rise up high in our free skies

阮種日頭花
–《人面冊ê花蕊》264

李勤岸
Li Khin-huann
WE PLANT A SUNFLOWER

we plant a sunflower in parliament
to draw in the sun
stir up the poor state of our congress
stir it up for the rights of our people

we plant a sunflower in the president’s palace
to call a young sea spirit of Taiwan democracy
to stir up a flood
to sweep away the iron nets of dictatorship

we plant a sunflower on every street
to brave wind and rain
to stir and bloom
to shine a light on our dark road ahead

we plant a sunflower on every corner
in the village in the city
on the mountains at the sea
to stir and bloom
our spirit of youth
will brighten our homeland and our skies

April 9th, 2014

Tr. MW, April 9th, 2014 (没學台語,懇請大家多指教!)

 

阮種日頭花
–《人面冊ê花蕊》264

李勤岸

阮kā日頭花種tiàm立法院
吸引日光照入來
Kā臭殕ê國會曝曝咧
Kā人民ê權利曝曝咧

阮kā日頭花種tiàm總統府
予台灣民主ê少年海翁
泅做大水流ê烏潮
溢過獨裁ê鐵線網

阮kā日頭花種tī滿街路
無管透風抑落雨
阮堅持一直開花
堅持照明台灣暗淡ê路途

阮kā日頭花種tī逐角落
種tī庄腳種tī都市
種tī山頂種tī海邊
日頭會一直開花
青春ê意志
會照光咱台灣家己ê天

–2014/4/9 台師大台文系

 

日頭花

李勤岸
Li Khin-huann
SUNFLOWERS
Translated by Alice Lee 英譯

The eyes of the young are bright,
Opening into big sunflowers
To clearly see molds on the dark undersides.

The ears of the young are sharp,
Opening into big sunflowers
To hear the sadness behind pleasant words.

The brains of the young are fine,
Opening into big sunflowers.
Petals and petals of brilliant rays of light,
Piercing through the wall of fog ahead.

The sunflowers of justice,
Flower by flower,
Blossoming upon faces of the stalwart,
Blossoming within the island’s dark age.

The radiant sunflowers,
Flower by flower,
Herald the coming of our daybreak.

少年人ê目睭真金
開出大大蕊ê日頭花
會當看清生菇ê陰暗面

少年人ê耳空真利
開出大大蕊ê日頭花
會當聽著好聽話背後ê悲哀

少年人ê腦筋真活
開出大大蕊ê日頭花
一瓣一瓣ê光芒
鑿破頭前阻擋ê罩雺

正義ê日頭花
一蕊一蕊
開tī青春堅強ê面上
開tī島嶼暗暝ê世代
光phiâng-phiâng ê日頭花
一蕊一蕊
照出咱天光ê明仔載

Taiwan Demo

Taiwan paper

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL ….

四月 7, 2014

SUNFLOWER TAIWAN

Chuan Fang Chang
CIVIC EDUCATION

We teach our kids to believe in justice.
You torture righteous children to death
and exonerate murderers.

We teach our kids to believe in peace.
You betray the people’s trust for your profits.

We teach our children honesty.
You swindle voters, they pay the bills.

We teach our kids democracy.
You auction off our rights on the side.

We teach our children respect.
You trample poor people under your feet
and then give out alms.

We teach our children to live in justice.
You wheel and deal and sell off their homes,
let them drink pesticides crawling and crying.

You call our children a violent mob.
Their clothes may be dirty, at heart they are pure.
Your clothes are perfect, calmly you put on your elegant ties
and wrap the filth in your hands.

You say you’re calling on education
but you let police clobber our children
and have them arrested as criminals.

What we taught our children went against facts.
They had to memorize and recite
and write it one hundred times if they failed.

Now they won’t believe what we tell them.

We put down our textbooks
to practice democracy,
exercising a spirit you never knew.

Protect our children!

Don’t let your cold-blooded thinking sentence them to death.

We are fighting to testify for all those pure and gentle hearts.

 

 

March 2014
Tr. MW, April 2014

 

Chuan Fang Chang

[公民老師]

我們教孩子相信正義
你們將正義的孩子凌虐致死
並判殺人犯無罪

我們教孩子相信和平
你們爲了利益撕裂族群情感

我們教孩子誠實
你們欺騙選民大開選舉支票全民買單

我們教孩子平等
你們設計完美的獨裁政體打造階級

我們教孩子民主
你們私下拍賣主權暴力通過條約

我們教孩子尊重
你們把窮人的生命踐踏在腳底
並佯裝佈施

我們教孩子居住正義
你們用怪手毀壞他們的家園
讓他們吞農藥匍地悲泣流離失所

你叫我們教的孩子暴民
他們衣衫襤褸 心地純淨

你們衣冠楚楚 優雅從容繫上領帶
並包裝你們污穢的雙手

你叫我們愛的教育
卻讓警察用盾牌、警棍鞭飭我們的孩子
並將他們用現行犯逮捕

我們教孩子與現實違背的知識
讓孩子反覆背誦考試
不及格的罰寫一百遍

而今,孩子已不願意相信我們

我們放下課本
實習演練那些你們作不到的民主素養

保護我們的孩子
不被你們的冷血判死刑
我們必須印証那些純潔與善良

2014年三月

Sunflower faces

 

Sunflower cake and newspaper

IMAGINE ONE DAY

四月 6, 2014

Danshui

Huang Huang-Chin
IMAGINE ONE DAY

imagine many years later
can we still watch japanese cartoons
imagine letters we might receive
maybe with contents crossed out in red
imagine we could answer in peace
curious questions from our children

I will tell them about tonight
concise and in detail
so they can swiftly run to any crowded stage

I will tell them
peace is short-lived
struggle is constant
come on, go now
on this island
find your comrades
keep your loved ones
build your dream house
look for the nation of your ideals

raise all the flags
light every lamp
shout out your pursuits
warm winds will blow
coconuts sway
students, policemen sleeping together
rain will keep falling
till you wake up to a dry day

Tr. MW, Apr. 2014

 

黄煌智

想像一日

想像多年以後
還能一起看日本的卡通
想像收到的信中
不會有被紅線掩蓋的內容
想像我們終於可以
坦然面對孩子好奇的追問

我會把這個夜晚
細緻而簡潔的讓他知道
以便他能夠迅速的奔跑到任何一個擠滿人的現場

我會告訴他
和平是短暫的
抗爭是常態
快去吧
在這座島上
認出你的朋友
顧好你的愛人
蓋你夢中的樓房
找你理想的國家

把國旗都升起來
燈都打亮
把訴求都溫柔吶喊
看風吹過來
椰子樹影搖晃
學生和警察睡在一塊
讓雨延續
在乾燥的白天醒來

Hung Hung 鴻鴻占立法院詩歌: POEMS from PROTESTS in March 2014, invoking Erich FRIED

四月 1, 2014
Photo by Terry Lin

Photo by Terry Lin

Hung Hung
RAIN WASHING THE STREETS – WRITTEN BEFORE THE MARCH 30 PROTEST IN TAIPEI

every morning
I move the whip pressed on my face
take a good breath
so I can get up

every evening
I scrub the lies seared on my forehead
so I can sleep

there are some things you can’t move away
like the police stick in your shoulder blade

sometimes you don’t wake up from dreams
you lift your head to a forest of shields

a car leaving early, I don’t remember the number
a song we sang, I don’t remember the words
I don’t remember how far we walked
and didn’t give up

silent hospitals
silent holding cells
silent TVs
silent tourist hotels
silent concerts
silent barricades
silent mount ali, sun-moon-lake, taroko gorge tribal areas

one huge silence
from teeming noise
in a cold front from the mainland
shrouding Taiwan
particulates off the charts
until one black flood
breaks worn embankments
one hard rain on the president’s palace
and the sky of tonight
and the road of tomorrow
are swept very clean

3/30/14
Tr. MW, 4/1/14

HHMit “DIE GEWALT” von Erich Fried, übersetzt ins Chinesische von Hung Hung

鴻鴻

洗街雨──寫於330凱道反服貿前夕

每天早上
把壓在臉上的靴子移開
透一口氣
才能起床

每天晚上
用力搓洗烙在額頭的謊言
才能就寢

有些東西是移不走的
比如嵌在肩胛的警棍

有些夢是不會醒的
比如抬頭就得面對盾牌的叢林

不記得提前離開的那輛車的車牌
不記得一起唱的那首歌的歌詞
不記得我們走了多遠
還不放棄

沈默的醫院
沈默的拘留所
沈默的電視
沈默的觀光飯店
沈默的演唱會
沈默的拒馬
沈默的阿里山、日月潭、太魯閣的原住民部落

人聲鼎沸
的巨大沈默
隨著大陸冷氣團
籠罩全台
懸浮微粒指數超標
直到萬頃黑色海潮
衝破疲憊的堤岸
一陣大雨掃過總統府
把今夜的天空
明天的道路
洗得乾乾淨淨

Hung Hung reciting poems at the occupied Legislative Yuan

Hung Hung reciting poems at the occupied Legislative Yuan

Hung Hung
A Poem for #CongressOccupied Protesters in Taiwan,
different link: (https://www.oximity.com/article/A-Poem-for-CongressOccupied-Protesters-1)

鴻鴻
暴民之歌──聞318佔領立法院反服貿學生被媒體與立委指為暴民

我們來了,夏天也來了
我們的腳步,可以溫柔也可以堅定
我們的聲音,可以優美也可以嘶啞
我們的拳頭,可以揮向天空也可以揮向不義
我們的心,可以是血的紅也可以是青草的綠
我們越過圍牆佔領這條街、這個廣場、這個堡壘
當別人把這裡當作提款機、當作傳聲筒、當作逃生梯
我們把這裡當作溫暖的搖籃,當作哺育稻米的農田,當作未來之歌的錄音間
我們歌唱,對,我們歌唱
我們用歌唱佔領一個原該屬於我們的國家,原該保護我們的政府,原該支持我們生存的殿堂
把它從墳墓變成子宮,從垃圾堆變成果園,從地獄變成天堂
甚至我們不奢求天堂,我們垂下眼睛,把這裡當作自己的家
今夜,原不相識的你我,在這裡多元成家
今夜,我們甘願做愛的暴民
就像五二0訴願農民那樣的暴民
就像六四天安門學生那樣的暴民
就像把美麗島當號角的那樣的暴民
就像用野百合、用茉莉花改變世界的那樣的暴民
就像以自焚為武器的鄭南榕那樣的暴民
不過今夜,我們不焚燒自己
我們焚燒這嚴寒的冬夜
讓夏天一夜之間,來到我們眼前!

Photo by Teddy Wang

Photo by Teddy Wang

Hung Hung
Lady Liberty’s Sword

Obama gave his yearly trade report, he wants to sell American pork to Taiwan. Obama is the first African American president. Black people are saved, pigs aren’t saved. Neither are cows. No matter how many hormones they feed them, all humanity has to eat your meat, and it has to be minced, so you don’t know which piece is an eye that saw the sky or a butt tired from needles. Nowadays no-one will eat black people. But there are people who want to swallow Ukrainians, Uighurs, Tibetans. They try out nuclear bombs at Lop Nor, they shoot a movie at Chernobyl, they build a nuclear power plant in Gongliao in Taiwan. Obama is happy to sell uranium for Taiwan nuclear power, I guess Americans like to eat up Taiwanese, barbecued by the torch of the Statue of Liberty. At the beginning of Kafka’s novel “America”, Lady Liberty’s torch is mistaken for a sword, piercing the suddenly brightening sky. Actually, isn’t it really a sword? Lady Liberty wielding the sword, cowering beauty beyond compare. America the beautiful. Beautiful cows, beautiful pigs, beautiful people. But definitions of beauty are changing. Beautiful Oscar movies, a junkie or a female star in a breakdown, garbage floating in space, we have to get membership, purchase tickets online, complete with Coke and popcorn (from genetically modified American corn), and put on our 3D glasses to see it all clearly.
Tr. MW, 4/1/14

鴻鴻

自由女神的劍

歐巴馬年度貿易報告,想把美豬賣給台灣。歐巴馬是美國第一位黑人總統。黑人得救了,豬沒有得救。美牛也沒有。不管被餵了多少藥物殘留,人類還是要吃你的肉,而且是絞碎了吃,分不出哪一塊是你望過藍天的眼或針孔累累的臀。現在已經沒有人會吃黑人。但是還有人想吃烏克蘭人,維族人,藏人。在羅布泊做核武試爆,去車諾比拍災難片,在貢寮蓋核電廠。歐巴馬很樂意賣原料給核四,原來美國人也吃台灣人,只是要先用自由女神的火炬烤一烤。卡夫卡寫過一本《美國》,一開始就把女神的火炬誤以為是一把劍,刺向突然亮起來的天空。那其實是一把劍不是嗎?女神揮劍恫嚇的姿態優美絕倫。我以為美牛、美豬、美人都是美的。然而美的定義已經改變了。美是奧斯卡獎頒給的嗑藥英雄和崩潰的女星、在太空中飛行的垃圾,我們要加入會員、電腦訂票、並搭配可樂和爆米花(也是基因改造的美玉米),戴上3D眼鏡才能看清楚。

Photo from Hung Hung's Facebook page

Photo from Hung Hung’s Facebook page


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