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SAGRADA FAMILIA, BARCELONA

八月 18, 2017

SAGRADA FAMILIA

there is hope.
we are still building.

if we may,
we may take centuries
of common era
of common errors.

concrete is clumsy,
all our efforts.
it’ll take time.

MW July 2017

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EIFFEL TOWER

八月 15, 2017

EIFFEL TOWER

Going up the Eiffel tower
means walking up all the way
to the second platform
if you don’t have a ticket beforehand
and want to wait in the shortest line
at the south tier, which still takes an hour.
That is after you stood in line
and went through security
to get onto the square under the tower.
So the line takes an hour at least.
Then it costs 7 Euro per adult, 5 if you’re under 19,
3 under 10. That’s for walking up.
And we had walked all the way from the Louvre.
Through the Tuileries, took a left at the Obelisk
to get over the Seine. The Orangerie museum
looks interesting. We had already seen sculptures
by Germaine Richier and others in the Tuileries park.
I remember a sculpture by her in Bilbao at the art museum.
Would have loved to get a closer look in the Tuileries,
but they don’t let you walk on the grass. Weird sculptures,
not at all like the one in Bilbao. We had of course seen the Venus of Milo
and the winged Nike of Samothrake. No, those aren’t cereals.
And a hermaphrodite, son of Hermes and Aphrodite,
merged with a Nymph by Zeus at her urgent request.
Yes, male and female organs. Many, many Aphrodites,
many clothed, actually. Artemis, Pallas,
and all the men. Marsyas, soon to be flayed.
Not to speak of the paintings. Or the old Egypt stuff,
very well organized, shows daily life, work
and many, many details
from 4000 years ago and so on. Better than in Vienna.
Lots of busts and other stuff from Palmyra,
many other places in Syria. Yemen, too.
A whole room from Palmyra.
Anyway, up on the Eiffel tower.
Thousands of people up there at night.
Very special feeling. We had lunched in the park,
there is a place with benches on a little hill
very close to the tower. Yuhuan started sketching,
Including the lamppost in front of us. Everyone else flew
paper planes and ate and drank what was there
from the small supermarket
around the corner. Lunch at seven thirty or eight.
We came home to the hotel at two o’clock in the morning.
Subway at Bir Hakeim, not very close.
But interesting and working late. Some people get in free.
We are content with smuggling in a small child every time.
People ask for centimes when they’re asking for money.
Very polite, actually. Centimes, from the old currency.
Probably means fifty Euro cents now. I think one was asking for less
when I had my hands full this morning with groceries from the bakery
after getting up before noon. No, you don’t really notice
the permanent state of emergency
more than the propaganda for 2024,
for the Olympics. They made a deal with Los Angeles, right?
One comes first, one four years later.
Whatever. Should really eat something now.

MW August 2017



MONA LISA

八月 15, 2017

MONA LISA

the smiling one
is well protected
she hangs forever
in a brand-new prison
supported by Nippon Television
visited daily
by millions of people
all of them mortal
no-one cares if they smile
except some of them
for a very short while

MW August 2017

端午六四

六月 4, 2017

端午不按照阴历

已经很烦
年年端午
都是六四
不按照阴厤
儿童节类似
在海外网上
昨天星期日
带孩子们玩
中国端午节
五月底年年
重复信息
因为没办法
昨天跟朋友玩
朋友妻子去世
最近意外去世
他们不会中文
但喜欢杜甫
把杜甫当流亡作家
妻子教中学拉丁文
奥维德也被流放
他们用德语版本
几乎象散文
但节奏不错,也很清楚
丈夫很喜欢朗读
昨天跟他们玩
三口人,原来四口
一共七个人
玩得很愉快
同时也难过
就是没办法

2017.5.29

stress! BUSY HATING! AND WOMEN’S DAY!

三月 8, 2017
Feminist Group Applauded, Criticized After Censorship

Feminist Group Applauded, Criticized After Censorship

Feminist Group’s Weibo Shuttered

Feminist Group’s Weibo Shuttered

三八女权节来了!盘点这些年中国女权主义者做过的25件好事

三八女权节来了!盘点这些年中国女权主义者做过的25件好事

三八女权节来了!盘点这些年中国女权主义者做过的25件好事

三八女权节来了!盘点这些年中国女权主义者做过的25件好事

三八女权节来了!盘点这些年中国女权主义者做过的25件好事

三八女权节来了!盘点这些年中国女权主义者做过的25件好事

“Busy Hating” in German.

(English version and explanations see China Change)

STRESS!

Morgens hass ich die USA,
zu Mittag Südkorea,
am Abend Japan.
Ich bin sehr beschäftigt mit Taiwan und Singapur.
Dann träum ich von Vietnam und den Philippinen.

Montag gegen Südkorea,
Dienstag gegen Japan,
Mittwoch USA,
Donnerstag unabhängiges Taiwan,
Freitag aufmüpfiges Hongkong,
Samstag undankbares Tibet,
Sonntag fromme Uighuren.

Wir haben viel Arbeit.
Alles Andere muss warten!

 

Übersetzt von MW im März 2017

See also this statement:

HOW MANY ROADS

十二月 10, 2016

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HOW MANY ROADS
– for Bob Dylan

wer ist der beste deutsche dichter?
der wind der wind das himmlische kind

wer ist der beste englische dichter?
der wind der wind das himmlische kind

wer ist der beste höllische dichter?
der wind der wind das himmlische kind

wer ist der beste gutmenschendichter?
der wind der wind das himmlische kind

wer ist der beste bösmenschendichter?
der wind der wind das himmlische kind

wer ist der beste weibliche dichter?
der wind der wind das himmlische kind

wer ist der beste männliche dichter?
der wind der wind das himmlische kind

wer ist der österreichischste dichter?
der wind der wind das himmlische kind

MW Dezember 2016

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WIRBELT IM WIND
– Danke an Bob Dylan!

wieviele wege geht denn ein mensch
bevor du sagst er ist ein mensch?

eine weiße taube fliegt übers meer
wie oft bevor sie schläft?

wieviele male fliegt denn ein ball
bevor die kanone zerbricht?

die antwort, mein freund
die weht im wind
die antwort wirbelt im wind

wieviele jahre steht denn ein berg
bevor ihn der wind wäscht ins meer?

wieviele jahre stehen menschen auf
bevor du’s erlaubst: sie sind frei!

wieviele male drehst du dich um
und tust so als ob du nichts findst?

die antwort, mein freund
die weht im wind
die antwort wirbelt im wind

wieviele male schaut denn ein mann
bevor er den himmel sehen kann?

wieviele ohren brauchst du denn noch
bevor du hörst: jemand weint!

wieviele tote bis du dann weißt
dass zu viele niemand mehr find’t?

die antwort, mein freund
die weht im wind
die antwort wirbelt im wind

MW Dezember 2016

 

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LETTUCE

十一月 10, 2016

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LETTUCE

lettuce
make
a merry bull
insignificant
again
worked so well
under bush

MW November 2016

STRONGMAN

十一月 10, 2016

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STRONGMAN

strongman, he is not a bird
strongman, he is not a plane
what is strongman all about?
strongman makes it strong for you
strongman, he makes all the shots
strongman, he makes all the drinks
strongman, he makes every sauce

strongman, chairman get along

strongman makes you extra strong
makes you swallow his strongsong
don’t tell me you didn’t know

MW November 2016

HEART OF DARKNESS 3: MINDESTENS

十一月 10, 2016

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HEART OF DARKNESS 3:
MINDESTENS

kurz
kürzt
zu kurz gekommenen
die mindesthöhe
der mindestsicherung

MW November 2016

HALLOWEEN IN BUDAPEST 卍靈節在布达佩斯

十一月 2, 2016

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HALLOWEEN IN BUDAPEST

Halloween in Budapest
Do you need to call out the ghosts?
Do you need to call out the ghosts?
In Parliament
Brightly lit along the Danube
Do you need to call out the ghosts?
In Vienna
In Budapest
In many cities
Many, many towns
thousands of towns
thousands of thousands
brightly lit along the Danube
Dohany Synagogue
Greatest in Europe
Status Quo Synagogue
By Otto Wagner
On Rumbach Street
Actually many buildings are left
All over Europe
Yes, there are Jews
In Budapest
Yes, there are people
Do we need to call out the ghosts?
Everyone knows
Along the Danube
Behind the Parliament
Greatest in Europe?
It’s very big
Behind the Parliament
Along the Danube
They lined them up
Several places
Along the Danube
Just a few months
Hungarian Fascists
Finally able
1944
Fall ’44
German troops everywhere
Last few months of the war
Until the first month of ’45
Here in this city
Everyone knows
Hungarian Fascists
Established the ghetto
They passed laws against Jews
In Parliament
In 1920
Basically everyone knows
1944
Hundreds of thousands
in a few months
Around 600,000
Killed in Auschwitz
Along the Danube
Behind the Parliament
Several places
Szabadsag ter
On Freedom Square
There’s a new monument
For the victims
It says
German occupation
Doesn’t say that in German
Doesn’t say that in English
Any other language
For the victims
Only these words
Even in Hebrew
Only the victims
Victims of German occupation
Written in Hungarian
Only in Hungarian
Erected in secret
Protests from the beginning
Pebbles, chairs,
a few wires, photos
pebbles with names
and so on
Everyone knows
Over 300 Million
Hungarian money
Erected in secret
Law passed in Parliament
December 31st, 2013
Protests from the beginning
Szabadsag ter
Liberty Square
Halloween in Budapest
Do you need to call out the ghosts?
There are people enough
In Budapest
In many cities
Many, many cities
Towns and cities
All over Europe
Brightly lit along the Danube
Everyone knows
Actually many buildings are left
All over Europe
Halloween in Budapest
Do we need to call out the ghosts?
Everyone knows
Halloween is for kids
We have kids in Vienna
Kids like to dress up
For Halloween
Let them have fun
Nothing wrong
Halloween
My daughter knows
Austrian Fascists
Ghosts are alive
Zombies are real
Wish it was all
Pumpkins for kids
Halloween in Budapest
Greatest town
Along the Danube
Since Roman times
Basically
Everyone knows

MW October 31st, 2016

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