Posts Tagged ‘dig’

19 MIGRANT WORKERS – 侯馬

九月 15, 2015

19 Wanderarbeiter

Hou Ma
19 WANDERARBEITER

19 wanderarbeiter mit ihren schaufeln
nein, es sind fünf wanderarbeiter mit schaufeln
nein, die fünf wanderarbeiter tragen vielleicht keine schaufeln
weiß nicht, mit welchen werkzeugen arbeiten sie auf der brücke
zwei wanderarbeiter im einschlafen fahren einen lastwagen mit aushub
der laster wischt die fünf wanderarbeiter hinunter
und kracht ins geländer
die zwei eingeschlafenen wanderarbeiter und die ladung erde
begraben die anderen fünf wanderarbeiter
die rettungstruppe ist schnell zur stelle
sie engagieren 12 wanderarbeiter
12 wanderarbeiter mit ihren schaufeln
graben sehr fleißig
graben aus sieben wanderarbeiter die nicht mehr atmen

1. Oktober 2014
Übersetzt von MW im September 2015

Hou Ma
19 MIGRANT WORKERS

19 migrant workers carrying shovels
no, five migrant workers carrying shovels
no, five migrant workers maybe not carrying shovels
not sure which tools they are using up on the bridge
two migrant workers dozing driving a truck with loose earth
truck sweeping five migrant workers down from the bridge
and crashing the railing
two dozing migrant workers along with their truck of loose earth
falling and burying five migrant workers
rescue team comes very fast
engaging 12 migrant workers
12 migrant workers arrive with their shovels
working furiously
very soon they dig out seven
not-breathing migrant workers

10/1/14
Tr. MW, 2015

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NOCTURNAL BEAST – 第广龙

七月 22, 2015

Di Guanglong Nocturnal Beast

Di Guanglong
NOCTURNAL BEAST

where is the light?
in the dark, a ray of light
is a severed finger. light
pulls itself short,
disappears.
stepping on broken bits, through a tunnel of grass
light gatherers, each on its own
passes a tree, stops a while
and raises its head. stars have also gone out.
you will discover, you will attain
what sweeps past the heart, in that moment of light
running into each other, you see an eyeball
all covered with veins.
this is the print of the severed finger, emerging
darkness and darkness, mixed up together
needs to be sorted, examined and sifted
only then can the severed finger be found
only then can you put it back together
this is not striking a match
not opening a firefly gate
it’s a long winding night, digging inwards
carnivores and herbivores
all spend lots of time looking for light
a keen sense of hearing, sensing fresh wounds
transferred on a tiger, one tiger’s cough
dig down three feet, dig out amber-like solids
some kind of light breathes, it can even fly
nose twitching, where it gets darker
it will be brighter
one kind of light has a strange taste
as if it came from a bug’s armpits
tarsier monkeys holding their glasses
cobras are blind
but their scales reflect light
light, that roving fingertip
a rustling sound
sharp fingernails, not like looking for light
like digging for metal
light, you need to strike
spots where a stream has flown, rocks
your knees are all hurt

2015
Tr. MW, 2015

Di Guanglong


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