Posts Tagged ‘aquaintance’

KARMA & FATE – 刘天雨 – bestimmung & schicksal

六月 6, 2019

Liu Tianyu
KARMA AND FATE

At Ordos Poetry Festival
I stand with Li Yan, Xing Hao and Xi Wa
to smoke at the entrance of the hotel.
Xi Wa tells us about her Spanish boyfriend,
it’s a great story,
how they met, got to know each other, fell in love.
We sigh,
must be their karma, they are meant for each other.
Xi Wa says,
in English they have no “karma”.
They just say fate.

Translated by MW, June 2019

 

Liu Tianyu
BESTIMMUNG UND SCHICKSAL

Beim Ordos-Poesie-Festival
steh ich mit Li Yan, Xing Hao und Xi Wa
zum Rauchen vor dem Hotel.
Xi Wa erzählt von ihrem spanischen Freund,
von der wundersamen Geschichte
vom Aufeinander Treffen, vom Kennenlernen, vom Sich Verlieben.
Wir seufzen,
eine wahre Bestimmung.
Xi Wa sagt,
auf Englisch gebe es keine “Bestimmung”.
Die sagten “Schicksal”.

Übersetzt von MW im Juni 2019

 

 

Advertisements

STANDING IN LINE – 徐江

九月 18, 2016

xu_jiang18

Xu Jiang
STANDING IN LINE

Born in the 1960s
we all have this experience
waiting in a long line
at the grain store in autumn
with buckets and baskets
to be able to buy sweet potatoes
sold according to population.

Two or three columns in a long line
almost every column
will have a classmate of yours
but while you’re waiting in line
some people won’t talk anymore
they just stand there in silence
as if they had never known you.

Tr. MW, September 2016

xu_jiang_anstellen


%d 博主赞过: