Posts Tagged ‘君儿’

QIGONG MASTER – 君兒

九月 20, 2017


Jun Er
QIGONG MASTER

I was about to graduate from college
when my roommate took me
to a mysterious Qigong master.
At first he stared at my roommate
and saw a Gate of Heavenly Peace.
You will go to Beijing, he said,
and that became true.
Then he gazed at me
and went on to say,
you will go to a town by the sea,
move close to the waves and you will get fortune.
You will marry a worker,
he will listen to you.
That was in 1991.
At first I was sent to a watch factory
in the middle of Tianjin.
Three years on, at the end of 1994,
I came to the development zone,
a salt field hemmed in by the sea;
and married a worker from the same factory.

Translated by MW, September 2017

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FREIMACHEN – 君儿

五月 17, 2017

Jun Er
FREIMACHEN

ich sag meinem sohn lass dir die sonne auf den rücken scheinen
sie saugt dunkle materie aus deinem körper
er sagt du bist 24 stunden
auf dummheitsmodus

Übersetzt von MW am Muttertag 2017

CHRISTIANS IN HOSPITAL – 君儿

四月 28, 2016

Jun Er neu

Jun Er
THREE CHRISTIANS VISIT A FRIEND IN HOSPITAL

Gathered round the bed,
they are praying.
Each one in turn,
all different too.

Then they are singing,
they sing the same tune,
the words seem to match.
At the end they say amen.

Their friend and brother
has Parkinson’s disease.
He sits on the white linen,
keeps shaking and shaking his head.

Tr. MW, 2016

Jun Er Parkinson

WASHING MY FEET IN THE PACIFIC – 君儿

二月 9, 2016

Jun Er

Jun Er
WASHING MY FEET IN THE PACIFIC

the green waters of the pacific
are washing the palms of my feet
girls who have breasts and have male organs
are sleeping nearby
my country is two hours by plane
my home is in a polluted part north by the sea
every drop of water is precious there
the pacific, a mirror
the pacific is me

January 2016
Tr. MW, Feb. 2016

jun er pacific

ACCIDENT – 君儿

一月 7, 2016

Jun_Er_pic

Jun Er
ACCIDENT

I hear
one year
one month
one day
one
mo-
ment
when
a small bird in flight
and a HARMONY bullet train
hit each other
glass “blossomed in shards” at the front of the train
they did an emergency stop for 20 minutes
the bird’s blood, according to passengers
splattered all over the shattered glass
in a beautiful pattern

Tr. MW, January 2016

Jun_Er_Accident

1980s – 君儿

九月 10, 2015

Jun Er pigsty

Jun Er
1980s

that year
I was buried
under a pigsty that collapsed suddenly
actually it was one wall
of the pigsty
father saved me
I remember my face
grew a layer of ugly pimples
did not go away for a long time
from then on I knew the taste
of being buried alive
oh! yes
the hogs were all fine

Tr. MW, Sept. 2015

Jun Er
1980er Jahre

ich werde begraben
der schweinestall stürzt auf einmal ein
eigentlich nur eine wand vom schweinestall
mein vater rettet mich
ich erinnere mich, mein gesicht
bekommt eine schicht mit häßlichen pusteln
die gehen lange nicht weg
seither weiß ich wie es sich anfühlt
lebendig begraben zu sein
oh! genau
den schweinen ist überhaupt nichts passiert

Übersetzt von MW im Sept. 2015

Jun Er Foto August 2015

SPIRIT ROAD – 伊沙 Yi Sha

七月 4, 2015

Yi Sha
SPIRIT ROAD

at the Eastern Tombs
they have a Spirit Road
when our lady guide
told us this path
was for calling the spirits
all of us poets
everyone diverted their feet
no matter which camp
intellectual or earthy
of the Third Generation
or the ones In Between
those with something to say
and those without
anyone who touched on the road by mistake
thought he stepped on a mine
and jumped back to the side
the road of the spirits
no trace of the living
no footprints at all

2005
Tr. MW, 2015

Yi Sha STRASSE DER SEELEN

《东陵有条灵魂之路》

在东陵
有一条灵魂之路
当导游小姐
告诉我们
它作招魂之用时
所有诗人的脚
都小心翼翼地
回避开它
不论民间的
还是知识分子的
不论第三代的
还是中间代的
不论有话要说的
还是无话可说的
偶有不慎踩踏者
也都触雷一般
缩回脚来
灵魂之路
没有足印
没有人迹

2005

RAT-NOTES: 君儿 Jun Er

十一月 16, 2014

RAT-NOTES

Jun Er
RAT-NOTES

the money my mother gave to me and my brother
that was never enough
she hid in the wood stack in the store room
after a while she thought of looking
rats had bitten three bills
into weird crescent shapes
I took them into the city
to the bank
the bank attendant let me tape them
when I taped half a bill together
he gave me half of the money
300 yuan in rat-notes
became a new bill of 100 yuan
I held it up to the sun
it was real, a brand new portrait
of the great man

Tr. MW, Nov. 2014


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