Posts Tagged ‘chairman’

“welt bleib wach”

九月 25, 2018

“WELT BLEIB WACH”

Welt, bleib wach
sagt meine Werbung für Thalia.at
Ich mag Buchhandlungen
Maybe they have Mary and the Witch’s Flower
or we’ll get it in China
Thalia is big enough
the main one at Wien Mitte
to have stuff in English and DVDs
and other languages maybe
I dream of a bookstore
with Turkish Arabic Czech and Hungarian
Slovac Italian Hebrew Slovenian
and many other books
in Vienna
a chain store
maybe Thalia even
that would be something
to stem the tide
of people glued to their smartphones
or screens with ebooks
from Thalia.at
maybe just a little

MW September 2018

 

I HATE UTUBE TUTORIALS

i hate my tube tutorials
i hate your tube tutorials
i hate his tube tutorials
i hate her tube tutorials
i hate its tube tutorials
i hate our tube tutorials
i hate your tube tutorials
i hate their tube tutorials

maybe we should have our tubes tied
just kiddin’

is there a tutorial for poetry?

MW September 2018

SOMEONE SAYS THERE ARE MORE EMOTIONS THAN THERE ARE EMOJIS

In a quick ad they say that very quickly
in German they are so excited
there is an extra r
Es gibtr mehr Gefühle als Emojis
Who cares
people ain’t gonna read any more books
if you tell them books are cooler than movies
or things on a screen
which could be books
or poetry

Anyway
sell your books
more power to you
Your campaign in German is rather retro
Welt, bleib wach
sounds like something from 1932
Afterwards
everyone knows
world didn’t stay awake, not enough
Racism
Fascism
Stalinism
Maoism
Neoliberalism
ILLIBERAL DEMOCRATIC
STRONGMANISM
Just how long would you have to stay awake
with a nice book
from the chain store
with this nice ad
to prevent
anything

I have a poem about emojis
no, it’s not written in emojis
it’s in Chinese
I translated it into German
its a very nice poem

They have it up in the streetcars
and buses in Stuttgart
Maybe two more months
I still don’t have a photograph
They sent me two posters
they also sent two posters to China
and a very nice letter

Poetry doesn’t prevent anything
Mao wrote poetry
Stalin wrote poetry
Don’t know if Mussolini
wrote poetry
or Tojo or Franco
or that fucking German Austrian fart

Emojis are nice
Emojis are not competing with books

The poem is by Jiang Xinhe
she was 14
when she wrote it in 2017
The poem is called USELESS CHINESE
that’s a short version

MY CHINESE IN SCHOOL IS USELESS SOMETIMES

On a train through the desert
I add
an Uighur boy on my WeChat
When I’m back in Shenzhen we say hello
but I don’t understand Uighur
and he doesn’t understand Chinese writing
Talking doesn’t work out either
so we can only send emojis
We have used every emoji available
all the way down
now
we are starting again
from the top

7/8/2017

So what’s your emotion
after reading this poem?

Do you know
what’s going on about Uighurs
in China?
Right now, in 2018?

The camps
must have been there
in 2017, last year,
some of them.

Hundreds of thousands, some say one million
mostly men and boys
caught up in camps
for re-education.

Women, too.

So where is that boy now?

I am afraid
to ask the poet.

MW September 2018

 

 

SCHADE

schade um kern
schade um die spö
schade um österreich
schade um wien
aber hauptsache
die u6
wird steril

MW September 2018

 

 

HEIMATLAND

schwiegersohn und sicher kein nazi
aber ein rechter mann für die wirtschaft
koaliert mit
abgehalftertem ex-neonazi
und konsorten
und die machen zusammen
die entsprechende politik.
oder soll ich’s vielleicht
netter sagen?
naja, es gibt noch den präsidenten
und lokal gibt’s auch noch ganz viel
und lokale gibt’s auch noch ganz viele.

MW September 2018

 

 

HEIMATLAND II

das kinderfreibad in wien ist sehr schön
ich mein das im dritten bezirk
über den gürtel
also vielleicht schon im zehnten
nicht weit vom elften
im schweizergarten
nicht weit von der welt
nämlich von der autobahn
vom hauptbahnhof sowieso

alte bäume
ein schönes gelände
heuer haben sie modernisiert
neue klos
alles größer
dort hinten war früher ein basketballring

jetzt im september sind keine leute
endlich hat es richtig geregnet
aber die sonne ist noch genug

MW September 2018

 

 

HEIMATLAND III: MARILLENKNÖDEL

marillenknödel
marillenknödel
noch einen
marillenknödel
noch einen
marillenknödel
noch einen
marillenknödel
noch einen
marillenknödel
noch einen
marillenknödel
sind es schon acht
noch einen
ich weiß ich hab
mindestens acht vertragen

MW September 2018

 

 

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1976 – 王清让

六月 14, 2018

Wang Qingrang
1976

Mama hat mich geboren.
Aber Papa trug vor der Brust
eine weiße Blume der Trauer,
stand in einer Schar
vor einem Foto
und schluchzte.

Übersetzt von MW im Juni 2018

Yi Sha 伊沙 AVANTGARDE, MUST CRY OUT – 2 poems from May 2016

三月 13, 2018

Yi Sha
AVANTGARDE

you don’t know it exists
it’s there

you forget about it
it’s there

you use it
it’s there

you betray it
it’s there

it exists apart
from you

May 2016
Translated by MW, Feb. 2018

 

《先锋》

你不知其有
它在那儿

你忘记其有
它在那儿

你利用它时
它在那儿

你背叛它时
它在那儿

它存在于
你之外

2017/5

 

Yi Sha
MUST CRY OUT

one person
in his 27 years in power
with his own hands
set in motion 55
big and small political campaigns
plunged his country in misery
made his people suffer to death
when I get to know this information
my mouth stands open
I want to cry: “grandpa!”
I want to cry: “grandma!”
I want to cry: “papa!”
I want to cry: “mama!
I want to cry: “uncle! aunt!”
I need to cry out
for all my relatives
all my seniors in my relatives
I want to tell them:
you had it so hard
in your generation
I forgive you everything

May 2016
Tr. MW, Feb. 2018

 

Yi Sha
ICH MUSS EUCH RUFEN

ein mensch
hat in 27 jahren seiner herrschaft
mit eigener hand
55 kleinere und größere
politische kampagnen in gang gesetzt
sein land ins elend gestürzt
sein volk auf den tod zugerichtet
als ich diese nachricht erfahr
bleibt mein mund offen stehen
ich will rufen: “opa!”
will rufen: “oma!”
will rufen: “papa!”
will rufen: “mama!”
will rufen: “onkel! tanten!”
ich muss alle rufen
alle meine verwandten
alle älteren verwandten
ich will ihnen sagen
ihr habt es viel zu schwer,
viel zu schwer gehabt
ich verzeihe euch alles

Mai 2016
Übersetzt von MW im Februar 2016

 

《深情呼唤》

一个人
在他统治的27年间
亲手发动了55场
大大小小的政治运动
将其国家拖进水火
将其人民朝死里整
——当我得知这条信息
嘴巴张得老大
我想叫一声爷爷
我想叫一声奶奶
我想叫一声爸爸
我想叫一声妈妈
我还想叫一声
大伯、姑妈、舅舅
我想深情呼唤
我所有的亲人
亲人中的长辈
我想对他们说:
你们这辈子
活得太不容易了
我原谅了你们的一切

2016/5

COLD IN HERE – 朵儿

六月 1, 2017

Duo Er
COLD IN HERE

my dad who died
sent a dream
I set things in motion
padded jackets and quilts, air conditioning
then I thought
maybe add a Little Red Book
when I was small
when Papa raised Mao’s Little Red Book
his face was all red

Tr. MW, May 31, 2017

这儿好冷
朵儿

死去的爸爸
托梦给我
我赶紧行动
棉衣棉被空调
最后想想
还是
带一本毛主席语录吧
小时候
每次看见爸爸高举语录
总是满面红光

이곳은 엄청 춥다
타인

돌아가신 아버지께서
나에게 현몽하시어
나는 재빨리 행동을 하였다
솜옷, 솜이불, 에어컨
마지막으로
여전히
「모주석어록」 한 권을 챙겼다
어린 시절
매번 아버지께서 어록을 높이 들고 있을 때마다
얼굴에는 늘 화색이 도는 것을 보았다

(韓)郭美蘭 (美) 文超塵 译

AUS ALTEN LIEBESBRIEFEN – 伊沙 Yi Sha 《當年的情書残片》

二月 14, 2017

 

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《当年的情书残片》
伊沙

1. 咱们是
同一战壕里的战友
我亲爱的女同志

2. 在祖国上下一派
莺歌燕舞的大好形势下
你的江山如此多娇
引无数英雄竞折腰

3. 我怀着朴素的阶级感情
怀揣一颗红亮的心
想与你交流交流思想

4. 向毛主席保证
我爱你海枯石烂心不变
比爱毛主席还要爱你

5. 东风吹着你的小辫儿
你红扑扑的小脸
比红旗还鲜艳

6. 我心中潮水般汹涌
翻腾着一股小资情调
我已经等不及了

7. 亲爱的女同志
我想犯回错误
就一次

8. 此致
无产阶级文化大革命的
崇高敬礼

(1993)

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THE EVENING AFTER THE VOTE IN AUSTRIA

十二月 5, 2016

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THE EVENING AFTER THE VOTE

we were happy.
we were relieved.
we were very, very, very,
verily glad.
we were exhausted.
we ate.
we drank.
the ex-neo-nazi
got to rave once more on tv:
the anti-fascist candidate’s fans
had called the ex-neonazi’s candidate
a nazi!
the neo-nazis’ hopeful himself
now twice defeated
wants to run again in six years.
today it is
the day after.
best wishes for austria!

MW December 5, 2016

 

AM ABEND DANACH

wir waren froh
wir waren erleichtert
wir waren sehr, sehr, sehr,
sehr, sehr sehr froh.
wir waren erschöpft.
wir haben gegessen.
wir haben getrunken.
der ex-neonazi
durfte sich auch noch im fernsehen aufregen
dass man seinen mann
einen nazi genannt hat.
der junge mann selbst
will noch einmal antreten.
heute ist erst mal
der tag danach.
alles gute!

MW 5. Dezember 2016

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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

IDLE

十二月 7, 2015

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IDLE

something idle in poetry
something obscene

how much do I know
to talk out of turn
you might say I’m young
you might say I’m unlearned

something in poetry that doesn’t die

MW December 2015

Bob

X & Y

x was cruel
butt is sore
y was able
and suave
both loved culture
both destroyed
hundred million
butts are cold

MW March 2007

【奥地利】维马丁

伊沙译

《一搭一挡》

X贪残暴虐
死而后已
Y才华横溢
风度翩翩
博古通今
焚书坑儒
亿万人民
生灵涂炭

2007.3

Tanks Uighur Girl

 

新詩典崆峒山詩歌節

八月 17, 2015

Herz

空洞消息

爬山的路修得很棒
爬山以后很想吃水果
上世纪八十年代发现的
北纬35度苹果真的很甜
唐朝法輪寺
老松树长出宋朝的塔
文革毁了碑文
有人说老毛写得好
有老和尚摸我的毛
有人说天津死了一千
或许更多

2015.8.14

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梦里过马路

梦见小时候熟悉的街头
等着过马路
绿灯可能没了
想闭着眼睛快点过去
怕还没有到对面,不敢打开眼睛
一打开醒来了。

Abschluss

BERLIN 1936 – 伊沙

四月 18, 2015

Yi Sha 《柏林1936》
BERLIN 1936

I imagine
I am standing at the chairman’s rostrum
where hitler stood
but from up there you see it more clearly
all those kinds of olympic events
all sorts of people doing their best
no way of telling overall quality
how could he have arrived at
superiority of the german race?
he was a politician
for a raving politician
what does sport count after all?
he is so selfless
he can forget on the whole square
he’s the most meager ghost of them all
a pathetic born clown

2008
Tr. MW, April 2015

 

Yi Sha
BERLIN 1936

ich stell mir vor
ich steh auf der plattform des vorsitzenden
dort wo hitler stand
aber von oben seh ich noch deutlicher
in allen sparten der olympiade
tut jeder sein bestes
alle arten von menschen
wie war es möglich wie kam er
zur überlegenheit der germanischen rasse?
er war ein politiker
was bedeutet der sport
für einen politiker mit minderwertigkeitskomplex?
er ist so selbstlos
vergisst dass er auf dem riesigen platz
der allerkleinste magerste teufel ist
der geborene clown

2008
Übers. v. MW, 2015

 

《柏林1936》

我瞎想
自己是站在主席台的正中央
希特勒的位置上
反而能够看得更加清楚
在奥运会所设的所有项目中
各个人种各显其能
绝无优劣高下之分
怎么能够得出
日尔曼是优等人种的结论
问题在于他是政客
在一个丧心病狂的政客眼中
体育又算得了什么
这个政客如此忘我
忘记了自己是全场
最为瘦小枯干的一个鬼
还天生一副小丑的模样

2008

MAO – 伊沙

四月 15, 2015

Yi Sha 《毛》
MAO

these days I’ve been reading
a biography of mao zedong
published overseas
each day a few chapters

many times
in the middle of reading
I have been grinning
having to think of
an older friend from former times

I’m surprised to discover
in many ways
he was learning from mao
his way of thinking
his style of talking
his habits on stage
I discover such older friends
are still all over town

they are all around us
even my father
is one of them

reading further
I discover I am
different from them
but the scary thing is
though I never tried to imitate him
the resemblance is there

2008
Tr. MW, 2015

 

Yi Sha 《毛》
MAO

in diesen tagen
lese ich eine außerhalb
des chinesischen festlands publizierte
biographie von mao zedong
jeden tag ein paar kapitel

viele male
mitten im lesen
muss ich grinsen
ich denk an einen
älteren freund
ich komme darauf
in vielerlei hinsicht
macht er mao nach
die art zu denken
die art zu reden
die art wie er auftritt
ich komme darauf in wirklichkeit
gibt es noch viele wie ihn
überall rings um mich
sogar mein vater
gehört dazu

beim weiterlesen
bemerk ich ich selber
bin nicht so wie sie
aber es ist noch schlimmer
ich mach ihn zwar nicht absichtlich nach
aber es kommt das gleiche heraus

2008
Übers. v. MW, 2015

 

《毛》

这些日子
我在读一本海外出版的
毛泽东传
每天读上那么几章

有好几次
读着读着
我竟哑然失笑
那是想起了
一位过去的老哥
我吃惊地发现
他在很多地方
都在刻意学毛
思维方式
说话口气
表演习惯
我发现这样的老哥
其实还有很多
充斥在我的四周
甚至于我的父亲
也是其中的一个

读到后来
我发现了自己
与他们有所不同
而更为可怕的是
我其实并未刻意去学
但竟然还是很像

2008

 

Yi Sha
MAO

das dach der volksschule war schräg
die schülerin aus der nebenklasse ging an meinem fenster vorbei
die meute las gerade mit herrn wang zusammen eine herde papageien
nach links hinunter waagrecht waagrecht senkrecht bogen und haken
nach links hinunter waagrecht waagrecht senkrecht bogen und haken
das war mein erstes chinesisches zeichen, deins auch

Übers. v. MW, 2015

小学校的屋檐是斜的
隔壁班的那个女孩正经过我的窗前
大伙跟着王老师一起读像一群鹦鹉
一撇一横再一横竖弯钩……
一撇一横再一横竖弯钩……
那是我识的第一个汉字,你也是

X & Y – 《一搭一挡》

十月 24, 2014

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X & Y

(nix & kiss, mao & zhou …)

x was cruel
butt is sore
y was able
and suave
both loved culture
both destroyed
hundred million
butts are cold

MW March 2007

【奥地利】维马丁

伊沙译

《一搭一挡》

X贪残暴虐
死而后已
Y才华横溢
风度翩翩
博古通今
焚书坑儒
亿万人民
生灵涂炭

2007.3

LEADER, HOW COME YOU BECAME A CRIMINAL?

七月 31, 2014

Li Yunqi

Li Yunqi
LEADER, HOW COME YOU BECAME A CRIMINAL MONSTER?
— surprised to see security chief Zhou Yongkang reduced to a prisoner

For a long time, you were our leader.
On the chairman’s pedestal,
you stood tall and strong.
On the TV screen,
your vigor was shining.
Your voice carried strength,
you were sound as a bell.
You fought against crime,
you were unforgiving.
When you held the reins,
to protect law and justice for our nation,
every man on the street stood behind you.

Now I know, you became a criminal
only because you lost your power.
If you were still up in control,
no-one could do anything,
no-one would ever dare raise his voice.
Every ounce of a doubt
would have been slander.
Every one not behind you
would be against you.
Each one resisting
would be a traitor.

When you were up and running,
who gave you the highest place at the top?
And when you lost power,
who made you a stinking criminal monster?
Black and white, right and wrong,
Great leader and criminal,
it was all very sudden.

If you held onto crime and controlled justice,
should I believe fairness rules in society?
If greed led you all the way to the peaks,
should I believe in a value system?
How about people judged criminals by the criminal,
are they endangering our nation?

How long will it take till we won’t hear any lie in the media?
How long until power isn’t a wrestling driven by greed?
When will it be that my hand,
a small helpless hand,
becomes a shield to cut off crime when it spreads?

Posted March 6th, 2014
Tr. MW, July 2014

 

领袖,你为何竟成了罪人
作者:李运启

——惊闻周永康竟成阶下囚

 

曾几何时,你是我们的领袖。

在主席台上,

你大义凛然。

在电视屏幕上,

你意气奋发。

你的声音,

是如此铿锵有力。

你对罪恶,

是如此义愤填膺。

你手握重权,

维护着这个国家的法治与公平,

受着小民百姓的拥护和爱戴。

 

我知道,你之所以成为罪人,

只是因为失去了权力。

如果你仍然大权在握,

谁也奈何不了你,

而且谁也不敢有半点非议。

所有的质疑,

都将是诽谤。

所有的不从,

都将是抗拒。

所有的反对,

都将是背叛。

 

是谁,在你胡作非为时,

将你推到了如此高的位置?

又是谁,在你失去权力时,

将你变成了遗臭万年的罪人?

黑与白,对与错,

伟大与罪恶,

颠倒竟只是瞬间的事情。

 

靠罪恶也能掌握国家的法律机器,

你叫我如何相信社会的公平正义?

靠贪婪也能通往权力的巅峰,

你叫我如何相信社会的评价体系?

那些被罪恶者判罚有罪的罪人,

他们真的在危害着这个社会?

 

什么时候,媒体上将再也听不到一句谎言。

什么时候,权力将不再是贪婪的角力场所。

什么时候,我的一只手,

一只无力的小手,

也能成为斩断罪恶升迁的有力屏障。

(2014-03-06 10:22:48)

LONG LIVE CHAIR-MAN MAO

七月 22, 2014

Zhao Siyun
LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN MAO

the former camp of the production brigade
has become our ancestral hall
we say the Zhao family temple
when I was small
every time I passed this place
I felt its mystery
people’s commune and county leaders would often gather
alcohol fumes drift through the air
none of us dared to steal a look at those dignified faces
at the spotted western wall
five classic characters written in lime:
LONG LIVE CHAIR-MAN MAO
solemn and serious
I thought there must be many officials in the whole country called Chairman Mao
and wondered if there was one in our production brigade

Tr. MW, July 2014

lili

赵思运
毛主席万岁

昔日的生产大队驻地
如今成了我们赵家的祠堂
也就是常说的家庙
小时候
每次经过那里
都感到很神秘
常常有公社里的人还有县里的人来喝酒
酒香弥漫缭绕
我们谁也不敢伸头去看看那些人物的尊容
斑驳的西墙上
五个宋体石灰大字
毛主席万岁
端庄肃穆
我以为全国有很多叫毛主席的大官儿
还在想
我们的生产大队里是不是也有一个毛主席

 

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