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Yi Sha 伊沙:10,000 POEMS!

一月 15, 2018

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Yi Sha
PROGRESS
 
Two students write essays
on two people with depression.
A drop-out student and
a teacher who committed suicide.
In my days of course
our essays had no such contents
or focused on any such people.
But also in my 24 years teaching writing
they are the first two.
If you say there’s no progress at all
I’ll get fucking angry.
You guys way up there
you raise your arms high
and cry out in sorrow
for the fate of our nation.
I am responsible for little steps
and some tiny progress.
 
January 2018
Tr. MW, Jan. 2018
 
 

《时代在进步》
 
在两位学生的作文中
写到两位抑郁症患者
一位是休学的同学
一位是自杀的老师
莫说我们当年的作文
一定不会有此内容
和对他人的关怀
在我24年写作课史上
也是头两例
你要说时代毫无进步
我他妈跟你急
跟你们这些宏大的
站在高处振臂一呼的
忧国忧民者相比
我就是负责这种
微末的细节的进步的
 
2018/1
 
 

BROKEN SHOES
 
In Mao times
I think every work unit
had a loose woman.
They have been rehabilitated
since then and in literature
they are not vilified any more
(including my writing).
But where my parents worked,
the zoology department where I grew up
they also had
a broken shoe as they say.
Young male students in tow
throughout the years.
Snatching for foreign novels
just like my mother,
and for Today magazine when it was new.
When I distributed First Line
I gave her bulk copies.
Upper body forever up high,
lower body forever laid low.
More than anyone she lived modernity.
But she had fate at her neck,
for a bad woman bad mother bad wife
there could be no mercy.
My father has visited the department
and brought news about her.
Her husband is ailing,
both sons died from drugs
and she’s going crazy.
 
January 2018
Tr. MW, Jan. 2018
 
 

《破鞋传》
 
毛时代
似乎每个单位里
都有一个公认的破鞋
时代已为她们平反了
文学也不再把她们
当作反面人物
(其中包括我的文学)
我父母供职
我打小长大的动物所
也有那么一个
专办她的男徒弟
一路走来
不同年代
永远年轻的男徒弟
在那荒芜的年代里
与我妈同为外国小说控
最早传阅过《今天》
我还散给她《一行》
上半身永远向上
下半身永远向下
比谁活得都现代文明
只是命运对她紧追不放
对一个坏女人坏妻子坏母亲的惩罚
毫不手软
父亲回了趟单位
带回她的近况
丈夫病危
二子死于吸毒
她已经快疯了
 
2018/1
 
 

 
Yi Sha
MALL-SHOW MC
 
She is the most beautiful woman
on the bus.
 
After she gets on she keeps watching
a video on her phone.
 
In the video she sees herself
presenting a show in a mall.
 
She follows herself to learn her own words,
her voice loud and clear.
 
She gets close to the door beforehand
waiting to get off.
 
But when the bus stops
she is very focused on memorizing.
 
The bus drives on, then suddenly
she cries out,”Driver, stop the bus!”
 
The bus doesn’t stop.
Her face lights up with a radiant smile.
 
“Sorry! sorry!
It was my fault! My fault! …”

 
January 2018
Translated by MW, Jan. 2018
 
 
 
《商场主持人》
 
她是这辆公交车上
最漂亮的女人
 
上车后一直拿着手机
在看视频
 
视频里也是她
在主持一个商场秀
 
她随着她在背主持词
声音朗朗
 
她早早来到车门前
等待下车
 
车到站时
她却背得正起劲
 
车开出一段后
她忽然叫道:"司机,停车!"
 
车没有停
一抹灿烂的笑容绽满她的脸
 
"对不起!对不起!
怪我!怪我!怪我⋯⋯"
 
2018/1
 
 
Yi Sha
SNOWFOETUS
 
Snow has fallen.
All these beautiful snowmen,
they are all over my social media.
In flower beds by the door to my classrooms
I see a tiny and very ugly overturned
aborted embryo.
 
January 2018
Translated by MW, Jan. 2018
 
 
《雪胎》
 
下雪了
所有美丽的雪人
都在朋友圈的照片里
我在教研室门外的花坛里
看见一个小小的丑丑的倒立的
仿佛被打掉的胎儿
 
2018/1
 
 

COMPOUND TIME BOARD
 
Purple Jade Garden,
the compound I live in,
has three ways of entrance:
east, middle and west.
Only at the west entrance
they’ve set up a sign with a clock.
Looks like the official time of the compound.
As I’m writing this poem,
it is Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 10 pm exactly.
The time on the sign
is Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 3:20 am.
I have been living here for nine years.
All this time we’ve been ahead of Beijing,
5 hours and 20 minutes.
In these nine years, property management has changed four times.
The clock hasn’t changed.
In these nine years I’ve been afraid
of looking too much at that clock.
Thank god this summer we’re moving.
 
January 2018
Translated by MW, January 2018
 
 
《小区计时牌》
 
紫玉华园小区
有东中西三个入口
只有西入口
安装了一个计时牌
显得像本小区的
官方计时牌
在我写作本诗的
2018年1月9日星期二22点整
它显示的是
2018年1月10日星期三3点20分
我在这个小区已经住了九年
九年来它一直领先于北京时间
5小时20分
九年中换了四荐物业
计时牌没有丝毫改变
九年中我怕看见它
多看一眼心中就多一分烦
好在今年夏天我就要搬走了
 
2018/1
 
 

 
Yi Sha
OHNE TITEL 345
 
im xijing-spital
im großen ambulanzgebaude
im großen gedränge
schreit ein mittelalter dicker:
“ich bin kein arzt,
ich bestimme über ärzte!°
ich muss laut lachen
und spüre
man kann ihm verzeihen
sicher hat ihn ein arzt
in den zustand versetzt
 
Dezember 2017
Übersetzt von MW im Dezember 2017
 
 
《无题(345)》
 
在西京医院
门诊大楼里
人潮人海中
一个中年胖子
在狂啸:
"我不是医生
我是管医生的!"
我哈哈大笑
感同身受
他可以被原谅
一定是哪个医生
把他欺负成这样
 
 
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NO TITLE #349
 
Intellectuals of our generation!
Let’s not try to hoodwink the children.
In Albanian movies
we saw kissing and hugging for the first time.
In Romanian movies
we saw the first woman in a bikini.
In North Korean and Vietnamese movies
we saw the cruelty of war,
but they also had romance and song.
Tell the children
only in our socialism
first you’re dirt poor then you starve to death.
 
December 2017
Tr. MW, Jan. 2018
 
 
《无题(349)》
 
我的同代知识分子
别装丫挺骗孩子
我们在阿尔巴尼亚电影中
第一次看到男女拥抱接吻
我们在罗马尼亚电影中
第一次看到女人穿比基尼
即使在朝鲜、越南电影中
我们也看到了战争的残酷
与战地浪漫曲之美
告诉孩子们
只有我们的社会主义
属于一穷二白三饿死
 
 
 

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CHRYSANTHEMUMS – 叶臻

一月 2, 2018


Ye Zhen
CHRYSANTHEMUMS

When father got out after his operation
he took everything they gave him back home:
plastic chamber pot, spittoon, washbasin.
Chamber pot remained a chamber pot,
spitoon remained a spittoon.
Washbasin at first was used for washing,
later it got cracked
so father added some earth
for growing flowers and herbs.
When father passed away,
the chamber pot was under the bed,
the spittoon on the side.
The former washbasin stood at the window
full of chrysanthemums
yellow and white.

Translated by Martin Winter, December 31, 2017

LONELY BOMB – Yi Sha 伊沙 – EINSAME BOMBE

一月 1, 2018

Yi Sha
LONELY BOMB

International Poetry Week in Xichang.
At Zhaojue Center,
main auditorium,
Qinglang Lihan holds his speech.
Speaks of Akhmatova
and her tragic fate,
as when her first husband
Gumilev was shot
for “counterrevolution”.
Right after this
a high school student
from the Yi nationality
in modern dress
jumps on the stage.
He stands there contorted,
staring with rage,
spitting his words:
“You fart-head poets,
faced with the people’s misery
you are unable to raise your pens
and demand justice!
Then you run away
to a small place
to talk about counterrevolution…”
We are all baffled,
don’t know what to do
or what just happened.
Later
when our bus
drives through the town on our way out
I see that high school student
alone
on the street,
still foaming
and puffing.
Like a lonely
walking bomb.

October 2017
Translated by MW, 12/31/17

 

Yi Sha
EINSAME BOMBE

Xichang, Internationale Woche der Poesie.
Im Zhaojue-Center
im großen Saal
Qinglang Lihan trägt vor
über Anna Achmatowas
bitteres Schicksal.
Ihr erster Ehemann
Nikolai Gumiljow
wird wegen “Konterrevolution”
erschossen.
Gleich nachher springt
ein Mittelschüler
aus dem Volk der Yi
in moderner Kleidung
auf die Bühne.
In verzerrter Haltung,
mit zornig aufgerissenen Augen
gibt er spuckend von sich:
“Ihr Hundefurz-Poeten,
könnt keinen Stift gerade halten,
vor dem Elend der Leute
verlangt ihr keine Gerechtigkeit!
Dann kommt ihr in die Kleinstadt
und redet von Konterrevolution …”
Wir sind alle baff,
völlig ratlos.
Nachher
fährt unser Bus
durch die Kreisstadt davon,
und ich seh den Schüler
allein auf der Straße,
immer noch zornig
gehen und schnauben.
Wie eine einsame
wandelnde Bombe.

Oktober 2017
Übersetzt von MW im Dezember 2017

 

孤独的炸弹
伊沙

西昌国际诗歌周
昭觉活动中心
主题发言场
晴朗李寒在发言中
讲到阿赫玛托娃的
苦难命运
讲到她的第一任丈夫
古米廖夫以"反革命罪"
被枪毙的事
随后
一位着装现代的
彝族中学生
跳上台去
站姿扭曲
怒目圆睁
一腔怒火
喷泄而下:
"你们这些
面对人民的苦难
不能秉笔直书
伸张正义的
狗屁诗人
跑到小地方来
讲什么反革命⋯⋯"
我们全都傻了
不知所措
不知发生了什么
后来
当我们的中巴车
穿过县城离开时
看见那个中学生
独自一人
走在街头
余怒未消
直喘粗气
像一颗孤独的
行走的炸弹

2017/10

 

Yi Sha
CHINESISCHE NAMEN

ein freund vom volk der yi
erzählt mir sie wählen
chinesische namen
aus modischen wörten
und so war da ein kind
das nannten sie
sozialismus
wenn essenszeit war
hörte der ganze ort
eine mama rufen
die schrie und schrie:
sozialismus!
komm heim zum essen!

Oktober 2017
Übersetzt von MW im Dezember 2017

 

彝人起汉名

我的彝族朋友讲
彝人起汉名
喜欢用时髦词
于是有个娃儿
被取名叫
社会主义
于是每当吃饭时
整个彝寨
就听到一个阿妈
狂呼乱喊:
社会主义!
回家吃饭啰!

2017/10

 

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