Posts Tagged ‘editing’

9/11, 20 years on

9月 12, 2021

20

9/11 is like 1989.
People will remember.
20, 30, a hundred years after.
One such year is more than enough
in a lifetime, if you were there
among the carnage
or when the wall came down,
or was opened​, at first.
I was on a beach in 1989,
in the winter.
Weeks on a beach,
and Romania burned,
after Czechoslovakia didn’t,
and so on and so on.
A beach in Thailand, sunset beach.
Sunrise is on the other side
of the peninsula.
There is a mountain in between,
and there was one water buffalo left,
as far as I remember.
Krabi, Krabi! crie the boatsmen,
we didn’t go back to Krabi, the nearest town,
for quite a while.
Newspapers were from days ago, a week ago.
It was a marvelous year.
In 1989, I was in Taiwan, and in between, in the US and in Thailand.
In 2001, I was in Beijing.
Jackie worked in the Austrian embassy.
I was teaching and translating.
We saw it on TV, not right away,
as far as I remember.
We talked to friends and relatives
on the phone.
It was two years after 1999,
when Belgrade was bombarded.
They bombed the Chinese embassy,
it’s still not clear why.
I was in China then too,
in Chongqing.
I cried when I saw the towns over there on TV,
it looked too much like home.
They did to Belgrade what the Serbian side
had done to Sarajewo, and other cities,
and there was the massacre of Srebrenica
and so on and so on.
Yugoslavia is the place in Europa
that had no walls coming down in 1989,
rather some going up, more and more.
In 2012 we did a magazine issue here in Vienna,
Headfirst through the Great Wall of China,
or something like that.
It was crazy.
We had Yan Jun for reciting poetry and drama,
and we had Hui Ye, a very versatile local artist, mostly based in Austria.
Yan Jun is a famous poet and experimental musician from Lanzhou,
lives mostly in Beijing, very much on the fringe.
So we were doing a small local magazine,
but we were so excited, we told all the world!
I did, mostly. It was really great.
We had Yugoslavia, mainland China, Taiwan
and a Turkish German author wrote
the Great Wall was a sleeping dragon
that woke up once in a few centuries
and people came to grief.
And the magazine editor wanted to kill that,
thought it was disrespectful.
I don’t think he knew anyone from China.
How is this about 9/11?
9/11 was like 1989, in a way.
Everyone knows what happened in 1989,
or everyone doesn’t,
depends where you are.
There are still thousands of people
who died in New York on that day,
but there are no remnants.
They are still searching for traces.

MW September 2021

 

 

 

STATE OF THINGS – 侯马 Hou Ma – LAGE

4月 19, 2021

Hou Ma
STATE OF THINGS

In a bar in Beijing
I ask Mang Ke, if he‘s still writing.
He asks me back, openly,
are there any changes?
A few years later
when I was at that age
I didn’t write for a while,
and I was even proud,
even content.
Later Yi Sha went back
to editing and presenting poetry.
I knew I had to come forth,
to write something for NPC.
10 years have gone by,
to me it’s like yesterday.
NPC is the boat,
I have saved myself on it.

2021-03-06
Translated by MW in April 2021

Hou Ma
LAGE

In Beijing in einem Lokal
frag ich Mang Ke, ob er noch schreibt.
Er fragt mich völlig gelassen zurück,
hat sich an der Lage etwas geändert?
Ein paar Jahre später
war ich auch in dem Alter
und hab eine Zeit nichts geschrieben,
und war sogar stolz
und hielt es für richtig.
Nachher hat Yi Sha wieder angefangen,
Gedichte zu suchen und zu präsentieren.
Ich hab gewusst, da muss ich hin,
für NPC schreiben.
Zehn Jahre sind verflossen,
es ist noch wie gestern.
NPC ist das Boot,
auf das ich mich gerettet hab.

2021-03-06
Übersetzt von MW im April 2021

新世纪诗典作品联展#侯马#(31.0)

伊沙推荐:当代诗歌史料:丁当"为《他们》写作",成全了自己的80年代,伊沙"为《一行》写作",成全了自己的90年代,侯马"为《新诗典》写作",成全了自己新世纪第二个十年。不是所有的平台,值得你为之而写作,但值得的平台一旦出现,能不能将它一把抓住进而成全自己的写作,那就看个人的智慧了。

况禹点评《新诗典》侯马《情况》:写作是为了追求荣誉,还是为了自救?我们过去往往说:“不同的人自有不同的选择。”侯马以此诗告诉大家——其实不全对,它不止是不同人生的选择,还是同一个人不同阶段的选择,以及一个人对自己生命纯度的选择。

Calligraphy by Huang Kaibing

Calligraphy by Huang Kaibing

黎雪梅读《新世纪诗典》之侯马《情况》:
若干年前和若干年后情况有所不同,做出的选择也会相应发生变化,关键是遇见了对的人或者平台,心境也跟着有所变化。古语云:“士为知己者死,女为悦己者容”,为了报答他人的知遇之恩,很多人会像古代的英雄不惜倾其所有,会义无反顾、执着地做自己认为值得的事情,甚至会把这么做当成自救,并乐此不疲,其实这也体现了人的精神价值,他们在自己的人生舞台上也是拥有自由个性、血性勇气的独立战士。

Calligraphy by Huang Kaibing

Calligraphy by Huang Kaibing

马金山|读侯马的诗《情况》的十一条:
1、坚定的坚守,也是诗之源;
2、生活,即诗,即为时代之诗,史记之诗;
3、侯马,1967年生于山西。1989年开始现代诗写作。最新出版诗集《夜行列车》(中国桂冠诗丛第三辑),其他个人诗集有《他手记(增编版)》、《大地的脚踝》、 《夜班》、 《侯马的诗》等。曾多次荣获。现居呼和浩特;
4、去年,在北京,参加磨铁诗歌活动,首次见到侯马,正如其诗内所写,透着鲜活与本真,没有诗外的油腻感,有的是诗内的纯澈见底和厚重深沉;
5、回到本诗,在一问一答之间,构成了新世纪作者的写作状态,且不乏反思之语,“为《新诗典》写作”,这将载入诗册的智慧之光,不仅给典人以指引,更给诗坛以光辉;
6、诗一开头,即由诗人之间的生活脉络为根茎,由诗人之间的交流为核心,由不同的观点为主题,迸发出世纪的一诗一问;
7、紧接着,结合自己的写作和价值观念,融入现代的生活当中,并且倾情于思维变化,皆因诚于诗心,无不彰显着生命之痕;
8、而结尾部分,在写作理念的指引下,十年如一日,既有传统的诗路之路,还有自我审视的自救之舟,透彻而明亮;
9、标题的《情况》,看似无痕,实际在诗行之中,充满变化和张力,实现了真正意义上的情况,一切皆蕴含其中,绝妙而高级;
10、本诗给予诗人的启示:“诗人的写作、生活,和思考,都是诗,这就是诗格,层次,与魔力”;
11、诗人之诗,生活之诗,世纪之诗。

黄开兵:2021年开始跟抄新诗典推荐,今抄到了侯马先生的第二首诗,也就是说,又是新的一轮了。才惊觉,我已经坚持了近4个月了!但我马上又按住了激动:伊沙老师已做了整整十年!真是小巫见大巫,不值一提,唯有继续努力,坚定前进!

Calligraphy by Huang Kaibing

Calligraphy by Huang Kaibing

黄平子读侯马《情况》

——《新世纪诗典》3669

情况

侯马

在北京一家酒吧
我问芒克还写嘛
他十分坦然地反问我
情况有什么变化嘛
若干年后
到了芒克那时的岁数
一阵子不写
我竟也骄傲
竟也心安理得
后来伊沙恢复
选诗编诗
我知道必须冲了
为新诗典写作
漫漫十年
犹如一日
新诗典是我搭上的
自救之舟

2021、3、6

黄平子读诗:“在北京一家酒吧/我问芒克还写嘛/他十分坦然地反问我/情况有什么变化嘛”,这是情况一。诗人写诗,属于正常情况。诗人不写诗,属于不正常情况。“我”的北京之问,看似多余,其实透露出了对芒克的关心。芒克的坦然反问,说明其情况正常。“若干年后/到了芒克那时的岁数/一阵子不写/我竟也骄傲/竟也心安理得”,这是情况二。“一阵子不写”,已经不正常。“竟也骄傲/竟也心安理得”,实属反常。特别提一句“到了芒克那时的岁数”,是为了和芒克对比。当“我”“骄傲”当“我”“心安理得”的时候,有没有忘记芒克当年说的话:“情况有什么变化嘛”?“后来伊沙恢复/选诗编诗/我知道必须冲了/为新诗典写作”,这是情况三。诗人恢复写诗,这是新诗典的幸运,更是诗人自己的幸运。“漫漫十年/犹如一日/新诗典是我搭上的/自救之舟”,这是情况四。恢复写诗,只是小幸,坚持十年,是为大幸。十年一日,也是小幸。自我救赎,是为大幸。早上起来,收到洪君植老师北京时间2:20发来的短信:“一直等你的大评。谢谢。可以收尾了。”以前跟《新世纪诗典》留言,都是第一时间。近段时间因为多了几次应酬,喝完酒回来不想写,借口事情多,积压了几天。本来以为拖几天也无所谓,看了洪老师的信息让我汗颜,也让我高兴。我掉队了,有人在等我,快赶啊!还没有刷牙,洗脸,先补上一篇。新世纪诗典,也是我的自救之舟。

2021年4月23日7点24分

CORONA, EDITING DREAM (& FREE WILL)

4月 26, 2020


EDITING DREAM

Dreamt of our translator’s editing thing,
our jour fixe at Vienna Literaturhaus.
Not a fixed day, actually,
but every few weeks, except in the summer.
Someone brings a text, already translated,
and people make suggestions
to improve certain parts.
I don’t always go,
but it’s a good tradition.
Now I went again in my dream,
Brigitte was there, a few other people.
It was a little awkward,
but I wasn’t sure why.
Had I missed the memo?
Gradually I remembered
it is virus time, this isn’t allowed
and I am dreaming.
But in the deeper levels of dreamland,
it seems the virus doesn’t exist
or maybe not yet.

MW April 2020



FREE WILLIES

we live
we die
we cry
we fly
we try

MW April 2020

Thanks to Andrew Field!




WIRKLICHKEIT

In Wirklichkeit ist es immer wie jetzt.
Halt nicht auf einmal,
doch in der Schwebe,
ein bisschen versetzt.
In Wirklichkeit ist
dein Leben nicht fest,
sicher ist gar nichts,
egal was wer sagt.
In Wirklichkeit bist du Tanz und Musik.
Wir sind was sich dreht
oder steht
und jemanden sucht
solang es noch geht.

MW 1. April 2020


《疫情》

其实一直都这样,
只不是一块儿,
比现在还悬,
对很多人
生活没把握

其实无论谁怎么说
现在真实一点

其实你是舞蹈
旋旋的音乐
停还找人
如果行

2020.4.18


CORONA

Actually it’s always like this
for many people.
You live from one day to the next.
Only now it’s a big deal
for the whole world
for a while.

MW April 1st, 2020


《疫情》

其实生活一直就这样
对很多人,所有的现象。
要躲起来,
要避免警察。
要依赖邻居,
要怕一些邻居。
每天每一刻都可能被传染,
要互相照顾。

2020.4.1


CORONA 2

Actually it’s always like this
for many people.
You live from one day to the next.
You have to stay in
or avoid the police.
You need your neighbors,
but you are afraid.
You could get infected
any day any hour,
and you need each other.

Actually life isn’t fixed,
nothing’s secure,
whatever they say.
Actually you’re at a dance.
Turning, turning and then
slowing down.
Standing, maybe
looking for someone,
if it still works.

MW April 2020


MOON

the moon
is hanging out
in isolation

the moon
is hanging out
in isolation
behind the clouds
over flowering trees
it’s getting cold again

MW March 2020


《月亮》

维马丁|伊沙 译

月亮
被孤立地
高悬在外

月亮
被孤立地
高悬在外
在云层后面
越过花木
天又冷了几分

2020年3月



1 POEM/DAY

One poem per day
takes nothing away,
I want to say.
But everything takes time,
every drug,
every mask,
every care.
So one poem per day
could take away
whatever else you would have had.
But then you could
hear it again,
whatever you do,
if it was good.

MW March 2020


GRINDING

The world is grinding to a halt.
So are we all madly in love?
Or have we come to our senses
about the climate
between each other?
About working together?
We don’t have a choice.
And we don’t have a choice
in hoping it will soon be over.
And we still let them set our clocks.

MW March 29, 2020

 

 

 

 


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