Posts Tagged ‘cherry blossoms’

MARCH – 朱剑 – MÄRZ

九月 4, 2016

ZHU_Jian

Zhu Jian
MARCH

cherry blossoms
from Tokyo
like blood
falling on
Nanjing

Tr. MW, Sept. 2016

 

Zhu Jian
MÄRZ

kirschblüten
aus tokio
wie blut
fallen
in nanjing

Übersetzt von MW im Sept. 2016

 

三月

朱剑

 

东京的
樱花
血一样
落在了
南京

 

 

3월

도쿄의
사쿠라가
피처럼
난징에
내려 앉았다

(美) 文超塵 譯

ZhuJianMarch

March 20: danube, cherries, liu xiaobo

三月 21, 2012

6 on the beach near the northern tip of the island in the danube at vienna, march 20, 2012

island

the danube flows
vienna starts
somewhere downstream.
the island goes
a couple miles
or maybe four.
they have an ice-cream stand today
with buttermilk and radio.

i came to see the cherry trees.
they’re fast asleep.
they need another month or so.
in april we may still have snow.
the cherry trees are from japan.
i went there 19 years ago.
it was before i knew my wife.
i went by boat.
it took two days.
and almost everyone was sick
except the crew.
a boat from china to japan
in january, in ’93.
the plum trees bloomed among the snow.
in february, when i was there.

it’s nice and warm.
the danube flows.
they had an earthquake in japan
a year ago, a little more.
the biggest one they ever had
or maybe not. but very big
with 20.000 people dead
and nuclear power plants kaput.
and still the trees bloomed like before.

it’s nice and warm.
the danube flows.
a month ago the cherry trees
and rhododendrons were in bloom
in taiwan, just a month ago.
it was quite warm. we even swam
in mountain streams.
and austria had lots of snow.

today they read for liu xiaobo
they have a day for poetry
when spring begins, from the un
the 18th was for prisoners
in china and america.
for prisoners of politcs.
they have a day for everyone.

the danube flows.
i brought my son to therapy.
he goes to school. there’s progress now.
he speaks much more.
our daughter doesn’t read a lot
but on the whole we’re doing fine.

the danube flows.
this city is a crying shame.
they say it’s very beautiful.
a neonazi gets a third,
a little less.
a rightist. just like hungary.
a little bit more affluent.

the danube flows.

MW    March 20, 2012

This one’s for all the bloggers out there

Susan Sontag: Pay attention to the world

Elfriede Jelinek

政治與戲劇     Vaclav Havel/文  董恆秀/譯

March 21, Kardinal Nagl Square, U3 subway, Vienna. Many bees in the tree.

 

 

多瑙河滔滔不绝

从维也纳开始

顺流而下到某处

在这座岛上

行走几英里

也许四英里

有个卖冰淇淋摊点

还有牛奶和收音机

 

我来看樱花

它们睡得很熟

它们还需要大约一个月

四月份可能还会下雪

樱花树来自于日本

我19年前去过那里

在我认识我妻子之前

我坐船去的

花了两天时间

几乎所有人都生病了

除了船员

1993年1月

一艘从中国到日本的船

梅花在雪中开放

二月,我在那里的时候

 

天气美好怡人

多瑙河滔滔不绝

日本发生了地震

一年多一点点之前

他们有过的最大的一次地震

或许不是。但已经算是很大了

有两万人死亡

以及核电站泄露

树依旧像先前一样开花

 

天气美好怡人

多瑙河滔滔不绝

一个月前樱花

杜鹃花盛开

在台湾,就在一个月前

天气相当暖和,我们甚至在山溪里

游泳

而奥地利还白雪皑皑

 

今天他们为刘晓波读诗

在他们的诗歌日

春天到来时,联合国规定

18日是囚犯日

在中国和美国

因为政治犯

他们给每个人指定一天

 

多瑙河滔滔不绝

我带儿子去治疗

他去上学了,现在有了进步

他话说得更多了

我们女儿阅读不多

但总的来说我们做得很好

 

多瑙河滔滔不绝。

这座城市令人蒙羞

都说它非常漂亮

新纳粹占三分之一

少一点点

极右分子像匈牙利一样

稍微富裕一点

 

多瑙河滔滔不绝

 

2012年3月20日

 

伊沙、老G  译

 

 

頑張る

三月 12, 2012

Just read a post by a guy called Doug 陀愚。It begins with a child’s drawing from preschool, and ends with the words 日本は絶対復しますので、それまで頑張りましょう。Nihon wa zettai fukushimasu no de, sore made ganbari mashoo. I don’t know if everything can or should be like it was before after such a big catastrophe. I do have great respect for the spirit Doug talks about. Last year in spring I wrote two poems that were inspired or influenced by the Japan 東北 Toohoku earthquake. I am going to put the second one first here. It was translated recently by a Taiwanese friend, and we both read it in public at a bookstore in Taipei on Febr. 26th.

Image

櫻(開花)

英、德文/維馬丁
中譯/彤雅立、維馬丁

白與玫瑰色漂浮
透著光進入一日
在狂人群中
樹木兀自開花
生長、垂落、成熟
佇立,迎風呼吸

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blossom

shine and float in white and pink
carried forth into the day
all among the loony people
certainly the trees are blooming
growing, falling, ripening
standing, breathing in the wind

MW April 2011

bluete

weiss und rosa leuchtend schweben
fortgetragen in die tage
unter allen irren menschen
bluehen zweifellos die baeume
wachsen, fallen, reifen, stehen
atmen, oeffnen sich im wind

MW April 2011

Photo by Ronnie Niedermeyer

8 syllables in every line, five trochaic lines, first syllable of every line stressed, then the third syllable, and so on. This is how the German version works, with an additional shorter seven-syllable verse that ends with a stressed syllable, so it’s six lines in all. And in the English version most lines only have seven syllables, except the two in the middle: “all among the loony people/ certainly the trees are blooming”.

Zhan Bing 詹冰(綠血球 Taipei: 笠, 1965), from http://chinaavantgarde.com/
Image

hold it

(quakes, tsunamis, nuclear threats …)

the days of the blossoms
the yellow the white
the shoots and the air
and the birds and the bees
the flies and the beetles
the earth and the trembling
the cars that come floating
the buildings come tumbling
the life that sprouts

MW March 2011

innehalten

(fuer japan, yunnan, burma …)

die tage die blueten
die spitzen die gruenen
die weissen die gelben
die bienen die fliegen
die wogen die steigen
die wagen die treiben
die erde die bebt und
das leben das keimt

MW Maerz 2011


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