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BUTCHER WANG ZHA – 叶惠康 Ye Huikang

四月 27, 2021

Ye Huikang
BUTCHER WANG ZHA

Wang Zha had an iron-cast
body.
Tall and vigorous,
famous in the slaughterhouse
for his killing skills.

He could
face a yak
with one hand on each horn
and his knife between his teeth,
yanking his arms
to wrestle a big healthy yak
till it crashed to the ground.
Then with his right hand
he seized the knife from his mouth
and stabbed the yak through the heart.

He was worshipped
by those other butchers,
they needed three or four of them
to overpower
one yak.

On a still night with a bright moon,
Wang Zha went on with domestic violence,
then there was one shot from a rifle.
His lion-like roar
suddenly
ceased.

2021-01-12
Translated by MW in April 2021

 

伊沙推荐:人物小传,口语诗体之一种,可以浓缩一生,也可以造一切片。作者在小档案中的话不是头一次听说,代表了一种现象:"在口语诗中找到了乐趣和自我"一一是的,似乎也只有口语诗能够带了这个结果。

况禹点评《新诗典》叶惠康《屠夫旺扎》:屠夫、牦牛和家暴,这是很奇特的组合,但却突显出人生的底色和关键节点。显现出了作者的表现功力。

Calligraphy by Huang Kaibing

Calligraphy by Huang Kaibing

黎雪梅读《新世纪诗典》之叶惠康《屠夫旺扎》:让屠夫们佩服得五体投地的“杀牛能手”旺扎,却在“一个月圆风轻的夜晚”,因为家暴,“随着一声猎枪的响起/他那狮子般的咆哮/戛然/归于平静”,一个英雄般的人物就这样结束了他悲剧性的命运,故事背后的隐情足够让人脑补,厚重的内涵、惊心动魄的细节,让本诗跌宕起伏,令人回味悠长。

Calligraphy by Huang Kaibing

Calligraphy by Huang Kaibing

马金山|读叶惠康的诗《屠夫旺扎》的十一条:
1、生命的过程,即是诗史;
2、每一个个体生命,都是一首首鲜活的现代诗;
3、叶惠康,女,60后,金融企业退休人员,现居四川凉山彝族自治州西昌市。2020年末开始学写口语诗;
4、叶惠康,此前在刘傲夫推荐的诗人名单里见过这个名字,一直以为是个男的,今日新诗典推荐出来才知道,其是位女诗人,而且诗的语感及意味都很好;
5、回到本诗,以一个切面,写尽了一个人的一生,尤其是诗内的空间感与奇妙的一系列事物为主线,勾勒出生命的重要时刻和值得回味的部分,惊颤心神,狠辣无比;
6、一个人,因为其生存的手段就是屠宰牛,而却又因家暴而遭遇枪杀,真可谓因果轮回,皆会有报,并由此产生相互转化,互相影响,及物与物的隐喻性;
7、活生生的,一个个场景,跃然纸上,形成一种立体的视觉效果,给人以痛切之感;
8、而诗的结尾,像极了故事的结局,无疑就是悲剧,残酷而无情,真实且令人回味悠长;
9、诗题直面具体人物,包括职业和技能,具有大气的诗歌元素,不仅饱含生命的颜色,还有一个代表性的人物形象,写出即一生;
10、本诗给予诗人的启示:“细节与切面,都会生长诗性的光辉”;
11、小人物诗,命运之诗,现实之诗。

黄开兵:叶惠康女士此诗,就像一部惊心动魄的微电影!写得非常地冷静、节制。我抄写此诗,也很克制,尽量简静,留出大片的空白,对应诗中的所营造的故事空间感。

Calligraphy by Huang Kaibing

Calligraphy by Huang Kaibing

 

 

 

 

Stephane Hessel and the state of the air. A chat with Beijing.

二月 28, 2013
Baum am Donaukanal

photo by Sara Bernal

Chat with an old friend in Beijing who works in Chinese media. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 7:50 am GMT

hello dear

bonjour. 早上好。

how are you ??

還可以
你好嗎?
空氣很臭嗎?

feeling nauseated, pollution is above maximum level again
855 right now

他們兩會喘氣一點也好

disgusting

+o(

you know the article i translated a few days ago to tackle the pollution? they want to forbid the barbecues !!

*^o)

like 羊肉串?

dui !!

太可笑

可悲

the state of the air is the state of the art of ruling the country. we had a guy from shanghai here at the university yesterday, there is a un conference on middle east in the city, and he is a chinese expert on jews in china and relations to middle east. very pragmatic, realist guy, sounds like some of his israeli friends. we don’t want another libya chaos, so we veto.

😐

but who are they defending in the security council? sudan was massacring their own people. China supports any regime that suppresses their own population by military means.

yeaah, so now it is too late for the international community to shine, and the ones who help in Syria are the radical islamist, Al qaida etc..

exactly.

when the war will be over, do we really want an other country ruled by Al Qaida, because china did not want chaos ?
such short term vision
lets not forget the dearest firend poutine
such a nice guy to help his economy by boosting the weapons and jets industry

yes. the chinese love to cooperate on weapons with israel and do all sorts of research. he likes to talk about such things. but nobody asked tough questions. stephane hessel died two days ago in france, wasn’t it? the old guy who survived the nazis and inspired recent civil movements. it’s not easy. arab spring was risky. doesn’t look good now, on the whole.

yes, he passed away, just learned about it a few minutes ago, i just cried watching the news

every revolution takes time, the french one lasted more than 20 years
to really settle down

the name arab spring comes from prague spring 1968. there are always risks with popular movements for democracy from the bottom up. participation, human rights, civil rights, civil society.

but the good thing in the chaos in egypt and algeria and tunisia, is that now, people know they can make a difference, and wont take bullshit and abuse like sheep

so, all those who just had personal ambitions are aware that they too can be put down by civilians if they don t act according with the will of the people.

yes. two and a half years ago it looked like mubarak and gaddafi etc. would rule forever.

it will take time, but in the end, we, the basic people all want the same: quiet, freedom, work, and education for the kids

it was more convenient for everybody to support the status quo.

for us, china, eu, diplomats….

you are right. to be left in peace by the government, to have basic rights and freedom, to have work, and education for the kids. in tibetan. in mongolian. in uighur. etc. not very difficult.

Mao_pollution

你好吗?

不怎么好

头疼 头晕

那今天好好休息。。。

空气怃然挺厉害

没有办法休息没

http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_68d111990101afbr.html

https://erguotou.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/lilis-story/

i was horrified by the story of Lili

i sent it to my friends and colleagues

it’s very disgusting. the poem is from last october. it didn’t look as if she would get justice. remarkably well-written report in the newspaper when you follow the link., very detailed.

my chinese is too bad to understand the original text, but i will have some of my colleagues help me understand. I am getting ready for the NPA and CCPPC. 3 weeks with no day of for this occasion.

at austrian PEN-club they have a special activity Time To Say No. Started after Malala was shot in Pakistan. I am helping them with Chinese texts. http://www.penclub.at/

One Chinese writer who lives in Canada sent a much more horrible poem than Lily’s Story. Very good poem, too. Her name is Sheng Xue 盛雪. I can send it to you, if you like. Women’s day on March 8 is a good occasion to pay attention to the real world.

yes, please, it is always good to make people aware of these facts

too many people with power still think they can get away from their acts, thank god internet is there so nobody forgets

寄給你 8:22:16 AM Sending of “Sheng Xue.doc” http://blog.boxun.com/hero/201202/shengxue/7_1.shtml

Oh my god, that’s awful

i can’t stand injustices like that

i can’t stand that these murderous pigs can get away with it !!

i am not for violence, but sometimes i think …

:@

please send it around, if you like.

i will

the english translation is not bad. but the original is even better.

or worse, of course.

i passed them around

what are your colleagues saying? Maybe they know some of the names in the poem by Sheng Xue. I didn’t know the names, but it sounds very real.

i did not hear anything from my colleagues

i guess many chinese just prefer to ignore that kind of things

like the ostrich digging its head in the sand

at least one or two of the names in the poem by Sheng Xue would get results even in English at Google or Baidu. Lily’s Story was reported in China. Even in newspapers, though not very big.

i think the more they hear about this kind of things, the more rebellious they will be towards those jerks

yes. but it isn’t big news every day. the pollution is. that’s the good thing about it. easy to say for me when I don’t smell it right now.

Literature Nobel winner Elfriede Jelinek on Liu Xiaobo and the new biography now out in German

十二月 10, 2010

This is a book about an absent person, who is held in prison; who has won a Nobel Peace prize and is not allowed to collect it: Liu Xiaobo. His old friend Bei Ling writes about him. He draws a many-faceted picture – only a knowledgeable friend can do that. This book is concerned with manifestos, petitions, political actions, but also with self-doubt and guilt, stubbornness and ambition. The author Bei Ling, who was imprisoned himself before, sees his duty in painting a complicated picture of this civil rights activist, with many different shades and colors. Bei Ling knows that he can see Liu Xiaobo only from one side, he can only portray him in profile, not from the front. But even if it is only part of a bigger picture, this part shows us a whole cosmos of courage and repression, of labor camps and life outside watched by security agents, like the life that the wife of this civil rights activist is forced to lead. This book offers a lot of information, but it doesn’t explain everything, because it wants you to keep asking questions. This is why I think everybody should read it.
Elfriede Jelinek, Tr. MW

Read more …

Liu Xiaobo biography published

My essay on Liu Xiaobo and the new biography

Translating the bio

Liu Xiaobo and 1984

Elfriede Jelinek with Bei Ling and translator Martin Winter in Munich

Liu Xiaobo bio bibliography

十一月 30, 2010

Bei Ling’s biography of Liu Xiaobo comes out in German on Dec. 9, 2010

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