Posts Tagged ‘fame’

ANNIVERSARY FEVER – 沈浩波 Shen Haobo

六月 4, 2018

Shen Haobo
ANNIVERSARY FEVER

At every anniversary of a famous poet or writer,
that guy who is dead gets really happy.
As if a new book is coming out,
jumping out of their grave, waving their hands,
advertising themselves.
Harking for the spring rain of applause,
all excited.
Two, three days later
they are exhausted and dead again.
Isn’t it funny?
I ask myself,
in a few decades when my day comes up
and I don’t get the attention
will I be unhappy
and gnash my teeth in my grave?

4/12/18
Translated by MW in June 2018

 

Shen Haobo
JAHRESTAGSFIEBER

bei jedem jahrestag eines berühmten autors
wird der typ der schon tot ist ganz aufgeregt
als ob er ein neues buch publiziert
springt aus dem grab
wedelt mit den armen, macht werbung
lauscht seinem applaus wie dem frühlingsregen
es ist so herrlich
paar tage später
ist er erschöpft und wieder ganz tot
ist das nicht komisch?
ich frag mich
wenn ich zig jahre später dann meinen tag hab
und ich krieg keine aufmerksamkeit
werd ich traurig sein
und mit den zähnen knirschen im grab?

12. April 2018

 

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CALLING NAMES

三月 6, 2017
Picture by Yi Sha

Picture by Yi Sha

CALLING NAMES

president berlusconi
of the united states of america

president erdoğan
of the united states of america

president orbán
of the united states of america

president putin
of the united states of america

MW March 2017

Picture by Zhang Fuqiu 张甫秋

Picture by Zhang Fuqiu 张甫秋

Picture by Yi Sha

Picture by Yi Sha

Picture by Yi Sha

Picture by Yi Sha

13 REASONS FOR BAD POETRY: 朱剑

一月 17, 2017

zhu_jian

Zhu Jian
13 REASONS FOR BAD POETRY: PLEASE PICK OUT WHICH FITS YOU OR ADD YOUR OWN

1)
I harbour no prejudice at all
against any poetry,
including colloquial poems
and lyrical expressions of feeling.

2)
Writing good or bad poetry is not important.
Anyway we are all brothers!

3)
I don’t write for fame or profit, I am a pure amateur.

4)
Good or bad, cow parts or not, wait for history’s judgment!

5)
Just keep quiet and stick to your writing, who needs to fight and find fault all the time?

6)
“Your circles are messy!”

7)
Poetry isn’t the only thing, I have to live!

8)
If he had not died, poetry would not be in this state.

9)
I write for eternity.

10)
I am still learning, please esteemed teachers, point out my faults!

11)
I also try my hand at this shit.

12)
Quality, not quantity! One poem beats hundreds of others.

13)
How can you think you bastards could ever write a good poem?

Tr. MW, January 2017

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VISITORS ON MY SINA BLOG – 赵立宏

十二月 21, 2015

Zhao_Lihong_portrait

Zhao Lihong
VISITORS ON MY SINA BLOG

i’m no famous guy
so i’m not surprised
famous poets
don’t come very often
my social media friends
they hardly show up
stalwart visitors
always looking for poetry
don’t keep at it
more than two or three years
recently I have a visitor
saving and liking
my poems repeatedly
his blog is called
American Test Tube Babies
Most Popular Non-Chinese Specialist
Dr. Nielsen

12/11/15
Tr. MW, Dec. 2015

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