Posts Tagged ‘destruction’

BRATISLAVA II

七月 19, 2019

BRATISLAVA II

the danube flows
in the evening people sit in the sun
on the southwestern side
in the summer months
there are concerts on the main square
and in the cafés
the views are great from the castle
and from the liberation monument
and cemetery further up
some of the soldiers buried are women
in the summer months
the synagogue is open
as a museum
they have a nice garden
it is a functioning synagogue
all year round
the only one left
they had bigger ones
even after the war
after the holocaust
now this is the only one left
they built a freeway
interstate quality
right through the old city
it’s a functioning freeway
it’s a beautiful city
shabby in places, but proud
somehow still healing
the danube flows

MW July 2019

     

 

 

 

 

 

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ALWAYS ONLY THE CULTURE – What does it mean to be human?

四月 26, 2019

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HUMAN?

what does it mean to be human?
what does it mean to be alive?
means you’re not dead yet.
means you can ask superfluous questions.
goddammit, every animal knows
what it means to be an animal.
right?
our children are growing up
discovering love
they always had love, but
any animal knows this is different.
they are bewildered by their own bodies.
again, this has gone on for a while,
it just grows more acute,
and again, every animal knows.
goddammit,
what a luxury question.
what does it mean
to be mean?
not the golden mean.
everyone knows what it means to be mean.
he’s in the news
and on the news every day.
to be human
means to have rights.
doesn’t it?
1947, UN-declaration,
two people from China
worked on it.
Animal rights.
Post about dying whales,
you’ll get 1000s of likes,
about people, oh well.
I want to call this poem
stupid question.
Thank you!
Now go forth and profligate,
or whatever.

MW April 3, 2019

ALWAYS ONLY THE CULTURE

always
always only
always only the
always only the culture
always only the culture

always only the cultural
revolution
always only the cultural
revolution
since 1966
always only the cultural
revolution
always only the cultural
revolution

always only the culture
always only the culture
always only the
always only
always

not the famine

but
but still
but still also
the tens of millions
starved to death

but
but still
but still also
but still also

the terror

the totalitarian
terror

“totalitarian” is in dictionaries
and in chinese search engines
china is hardly
mentioned at all
as neighbor of the soviet union
and in art
in the art
of the cultural revolution

always only the culture
always only the culture

hannah arendt
died in 1975
before the end
of the cultural revolution

in the last edition she saw
of her seminal work
origins of totalitarianism
at least in the german edition
she mentioned china
in the cultural revolution

hardly anyone mentioned the famine

always only the culture
always only the culture

but
but still
but still also

the terror
the terror

pinochet
pol pot
kissinger
who downed more
who did more
who bombed more

1979, democracy wall
in beijing

since 1979
capitalism
reigns supreme
the party reigns supreme
through capitalism
or the other way
through kaputalism
or the other way
everything demolished developed
and demolished again
or the other way

of course only in china

but
but still
but still also

always only the culture
always only the culture

always only the
always only
always

always

MW March-April 2019

 

 

IMMER NUR DIE KULTUR

immer
immer nur
immer nur die
immer nur die kultur
immer nur die kultur

immer nur die kultur-
revolution
immer nur die kultur-
revolution
seit 1966
immer nur die kultur-
revolution
immer nur die kultur-
revolution

immer nur die kultur
immer nur die kultur
immer nur die
immer nur
immer

nicht die hungersnot

oder
oder doch
oder doch auch
die zig millionen
hungertoten

oder
oder doch
oder doch auch

der terror

der terror der
totalitären herrschaft

“totalitär” gibt es in wörterbüchern
und in chinesischen suchmaschinen
china wird dabei höchstens
ganz wenig gestreift
als nachbarstaat der sowjetunion
und in der kunst
der bildenden kunst
der kulturrevolution

immer nur die kultur
immer nur die kultur

hannah arendt
ist 1975 gestorben
also vor dem ende
der kulturrevolution

in der letzten auflage ihres hauptwerks
ursprünge und elemente totalitärer herrschaft
erwähnt sie china
in der kulturrevolution

kaum jemand sprach damals von hungersnot

immer nur die kultur
immer nur die kultur

oder
oder doch
oder doch auch

der terror
der terror

pinochet
pol pot
kissinger
wer hat mehr
wer hat mehr
wer hat mehr bombadiert

1979 war die mauer der demokratie
in peking

seit 1979
regiert der kapitalismus
die partei regiert
mithilfe des kapitalismus
und umgekehrt
mithilfe des kaputtalismus
und umgekehrt
es wird kaputt gemacht und neu gebaut
und wieder kaputt gemacht
und umgekehrt

natürlich nur in china

oder
oder doch
oder doch auch

immer nur die kultur
immer nur die kultur

immer nur die
immer nur
immer

immer

MW März 2019

 

 

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

 Preis

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

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

MENG LANG: UNTITLED

二月 18, 2014

ai weiwei safe_image

孟浪
《無 題》
——贈邁阿密地方藝術家

破罐子破摔
摔出一座黃金屋
愛誰誰心疼

破罐子破摔
摔出一個新中國
艾未未無言

破罐子破摔
滿地的蟋蟀逗弄京城

破罐子破摔
這哥們有趣兒——撅著屁股爬天安門
逗弄毛主席的痣……

Meng Lang
UNTITLED
– for a local artist in Miami (who smashed a vase by Ai Weiwei in Feb. 2014)

break a jar break a vase
break a golden pagoda
maybe break someone’s heart

break a jar break a vase
smash a whole new china
ai weiwei stands apart

break a jar break a vase
on the floor full of crickets teasing the capital city

break a jar break a vase
this guy has spunk — climbs up tiananmen
with his butt on the mole below mao’s nose

Tr. MW, Feb. 2014
[As always, Ai Weiwei is about asking what art is. Internationally. Great. (Translator’s note)]

broken china

威尼斯二日遊、怀念喀什古城 IN VENICE,THINKING OF KASHGAR

六月 20, 2010

venice (written on a city map) one yard of scents, with blossoms filled / one passage through the midday sun / one house, one water, one whole town / one thousand years become one day / they know it here, you’ll die quite soon / and everyone will come and say / what you may claim, and what remains / and then they’re ready to depart / cause what we are stays in this world / what we have done, what we have heard / one scent, one stone, one sound, one plan / a plea that says please understand
MW June 2010

A reflective moment on the Grand Canal

venedig (auf einem stadtplan notiert) ein hof im duft, mit blüten voll / ein durchgang in der mittagszeit / ein haus, ein wasser, eine stadt / als wären tausend jahr ein tag / man weiss es hier, man stirbt recht bald / und alle kommen, es zu sehen / was bleibt, und was man noch erwirbt / dann wollen sie auch wieder gehen / denn was wir sind, bleibt in der welt / was wir getan, was wir geschaut / ein duft, ein stein, ein laut, ein plan / und eine bitte um verstehen MW 5. Juni 2010

《在威尼斯怀念喀什古城》

威尼斯地图记下
花香一院
犹太区
中午一通道
一屋、一水、一城
一日一千年
这里晓得生命很短
大家来看
啥事剩下、还能得到
然后就走掉
我们所做到的留下
一香、一响
一图、一求
请你听懂

2010.6

Venedig


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