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PFEIFCHEN: 二月蓝 Eryue Lan

12月 25, 2020

Eryue Lan

Obwohl ich hoffe
dass sie nie gebraucht werden
bin ich doch in den Papierladen
bei unserem Tor gegangen
und hab mir fünf Pfeifchen gekauft.
Ich bewahr sie
im Auto, in meiner Tasche und daheim auf.
Wenn ich von Strom und Information abgeschnitten bin
und immer weniger
Sicherheit spüre
dann kann ich jederzeit nach der Außenwelt
hab ich an dem Abend
zum ersten Mal wieder gut geschlafen.

29. August2020

Übersetzt von MW im Dezember 2020



车上 包包 家里
以防断电 断讯以后

伊沙主持 | 新世纪诗典10一周联展(2020.12.20——12.26)






车上  包包  家里
以防断电 断讯以后

这是一首写强迫症的诗。“虽然我希望它们/永远都派不上用场”,这是心理描写。“但我还是走进了/家门口那个文具店/给自己买了五个口哨”,这是行为动作描写。“虽然……但是……”是一组表示转折的关联词。用这组关联词的目的是设置悬念:买这么多口哨做什么?“我把它们分别放在了/车上  包包  家里”,这两句写了对五只口哨的处理。“以防断电 断讯以后/在我越来越缺乏/安全感的时候/我能随时向外界/呼救”,这几句交代了买口哨的原因。“奇怪的是/这一晚/我居然没有再失眠”,这几句写口哨对“我”的心理安慰。没有买口哨之前,“我”应该经常失眠。这从“再”字可以看出?“越来越缺乏/安全感”,这是我时常失眠的原因。现代社会生活节奏太快,很多人难于适应。各种社会问题层出不穷。能够用五个口哨解决的问题不是大问题。2020年12月25日20点09分


9月 28, 2020

Hua Shao

Im Flugzeug,
eine Frau in mittleren Jahren wird ohnmächtig.
Leute gehen schauen, gehen wieder weg.
Ich dränge mich durch.
Zeichen von Guasha-Behandlung
im Nacken
auf der Schulter
am Rücken, Blasenmeridian.
Ich mach Akkupressur:
Bai Hui, oben Schädelmitte.
Feng Chi, Nackengruben am Schädelansatz.
Nei Guan, Unterarm innen drei Finger vom Handgelenk.
Die Frau wacht auf.
Ergreift meine Hand, dankt mir mehrmals.
Ihr Nachbar wundert sich.
Sind sie Ärztin?
Ich schüttle den Kopf.
Aha, Sie praktizieren illegal?
„Sie hat nur Sonnenstich.“

19. August 2020
Übersetzt von MW im September 2020


POETRY IN CRISIS? 庄生访谈:十一问 – 11 QUESTIONS asked by Zhuang Sheng

3月 19, 2020

11 QUESTIONS asked by Zhuang Sheng

1. Could you please introduce yourself?
Martin Winter, Chinese name 维马丁, poet and translator from Chinese into German and English.
2. Where did you spend this year’s Spring Festival?
At home in Vienna. Yi Sha 伊沙 and six other poets from China (Tu Ya 图雅, Jiang Huhai 江湖海, Xiang Lianzi 湘莲子, Pang Qiongzhen 庞琼珍, Bai Li 白立 and Chun Sue 春树) had just left, after spending over two weeks in Austria in January. You could also say we had Spring Festival together, in Innsbruck in Tyrol in the alps, with poets there, and in Vienna, also with friends. Bai Li was our best cook, and all of them made really good food, we made Jiaozi together, you know, Chinese dumplings, and many other dishes. Yi Sha likes to cook tomatoes and eggs, very simple dish, but very good. We celebrated together, and they went back one day before the lunar new year.
3. How has this virus crisis affected you?
Actually, here in Austria it has only just started to affect everyone. Schools are closed, also most shops. I have been working from home before already, so there is no big change. But I have to be afraid of both short-term and long-term effects in the publishing world, in China and in Europe.
4. How do you spend your time now?
I work from home, so the only big change is that my wife and my son are also home all day. My daughter already has her own apartment, but it is close by. She moved in February, when it was still normal. She was with us on the weekend, we are going to see her again tomorrow or so. People are supposed to stay at home, but you can go shopping for food, medicine, tobacco.
5. How is your mood these days?
Ok, maybe a little worried, but ok, not bad.
6. What are you most satisfied with from before this crisis? Can you give an impression of the efforts against the virus in your location?
My poems. My work. My family, friends, contacts, local and international. The measures against the virus here in Austria and in Vienna have only just started in earnest. There is some criticism that tourism was stopped too late in Tyrol. People who came to ski from all over Europe, and some got sick there, maybe a lot.
7. What is the best thing you have eaten during this crisis?
My wife is at home, so she cooks more. She likes to buy lamb and beef from the Muslim halal butcher at the vegetable market close by. Our vegetables are from there too. My son likes to help with cooking. Today they made lasagna, from scratch. Most food shops are open, even some restaurants for take out. Some Chinese shops have closed. Hope there are still one or two open in the city. But that’s just for spices and sauces like 老干妈.
8. What has worried your family and relations in this crisis?
My parents stay at home. My sister lives very close to them, and her sons help them. One of them is studying to be a doctor, he was working in a hospital. Hope he is ok.
9. In this global crisis, what do you think about poets writing poetry? Have you written poetry in this time?
This is a very good time for writing, reading, translating, even for distributing and discussing poetry, at least online. I have followed the situation in China. People compared the slogans warning you not to go out, some of these were very nasty and violent, to the writing on boxes sent from Japan, relief goods for Wuhan. There was Tang poetry on there, to remind people of their common heritage. Something about mountains and streams, 山川異域, 風月同天. Reminds me of Du Fu, mountains and rivers remain. So people compared this ancient culture to the crude slogans and said we should learn from the Japanese. Then one guy wrote an article in the Yangtze daily 长江日报 on February 12 and quoted Adorno who said poetry after Auschwitz was barbaric, so we don’t need poetry from Japan, because of what the Japanese did in the war. Any simple slogan was better, no poetry required, he said. But Tang poetry is very much what defines China, Chinese culture, also poetry in general. So everyone trashed this guy online. And people wrote even more poetry than before, a lot of it related to the crisis. Poems for Dr. Li Wenliang, the eye doctor from Wuhan who was one of the early whistle-blowers in late December 2019, and got reprimanded, and continued to work and died from the virus. That was world news, everyone knows this, also here in Austria. So in China on the whole there is a creative burst in this crisis, which is a very good thing, it gives hope. Some of these new poems are really very, very good. Yes, I have written a few poems myself. Some are related to China. I’ll see how it goes here in Europe. People have to stay at home, so they have more time for artistic pursuits, making music, for example. Singing from the balconies.
10. When the crisis is over, what are you most eager to do?
Don’t know yet, it has only just started here. Go out, meet people. My book is coming out in China, “Finally We Have Snow”, translated by Yi Sha. Should have come out in February. So I had planned to present the book in China this spring, at the Austrian embassy in Beijing, and at other places, maybe Xi’an etc. Anyway, my expertise is in intercultural, international contact with Chinese language, literature, poetry. So I am most eager to work in this field.
11. What do you think about the global situation?
It has brought people together. It is good for the climate, hopefully also for the social climate locally and internationally. There are always people who play us and them, but people do have a lot in common, much more than we realize. And now we have this one thing in common, globally. Everybody seems to agree on that.






3月 31, 2018

Liu Bin

the poet li yan
saw my post on weibo
and lent me one thousand yuan
so I could
check into a hotel
when it was minus 12 outside
I had slept in internet bars
many days

that year we all used
netease weibo microblog
yi sha’s npc, new poetry canon
first came out on netease

later li yan
found me a warehouse
a warehouse with heating
it was really warm
but after two days I was sick from the heat
sweating all night

December 2017
Translated by MW, March 2018

Liu Bin

der dichter li yan
hat meine meldung auf weibo gesehen
und mir tausend yuan geborgt.
eine winternacht mit minus 10
hab ich deswegen
im hotel verbracht.
davor hab ich viele tage
in internetbars übernachtet.

damals hatten wir alle den microblog
von netease, wangyi weibo.
yi shas NPC, new poetry canon
war nämlich zuerst auf netease.

später hat li yan
ein lagerhaus für mich gefunden,
einen speicher mit einer heizung,
wirklich sehr warm.
zwei tage und ich war voller hitze,
jede nacht durchgeschwitzt.

Dezember 2017
Übersetzt von MW im März 2018


3月 15, 2016



feigmann ist ein solidarischer mensch
genau wie die zeitung
genau wie das fernsehen
die herrinnen bundesminister
hoch die internationale feigheit
wir haben die balkan-route verstopft
jetzt stopfen wir die italien-route
wir sind ja mittendrin
wir sind österreich-ungarn

MW März 2016


chancellor chicken is all solidarity
he loves the papers
he loves the tv
he loves his fellow interior ministers
hail international cowardice!
we have blocked the balkan route
now let us seal the italian corridor
let us block ourselves all over europe
first and foremost 

MW March 2016


11月 15, 2015



österreich liegt im tiefsten frieden
paris war im krieg gestern abend
und taumelt noch
die flüchtlinge sind zu uns gekommen
man merkt es nicht überall
manche engagieren sich sehr
es hat sich etwas großes verändert
mit offenen grenzen

es gibt ein gefühl der hilflosigkeit
es gibt einen namen für dieses gefühl
T-I-N-A, so hat es die thatcher genannt
“There Is No Alternative”
aber es hat sich etwas getan
man kann etwas tun gegen thatcher und orban
und ihre gehilfen
gegen pinochet gegen
die furcht rechts und links
die herrschaft der furcht
ss-trach, furcht und schrecken

aber es hat sich etwas getan
es ist etwas offen
wer weiß wie lange noch
wer will dass die welt so bleibt wie sie war
wie es die innenminister und innen
glauben wollen zu müssen
der will dass nichts offen bleibt
keine chance
keine chancen für uns
für die welt

MW 14. November 2015


There is everything wrong with a flag as a symbol of nationalism. Every time I see a fucking rightist with an Austrian flag I want to do something against them. But this is because I do identify with Austria, even though I feel ashamed of my country almost every day. France has a bloody colonial history. Were and are the massacres after the fall of the Paris Commune and the massacre against Algerians in Paris in 1961 connected with the tri-color flag? I don’t know. It’s good to bring up history. I don’t know much about any flag. Is the Union Jack more of a symbol of empire than the French tricolore, as one commentator suggested? I don’t know. When I see the British flag, I think of Mods and The Who. The flag of China represents a one-party dictatorship, even if it has more than one star on it. But if something that awful happened in Beijing or in Xi’an, maybe I would find nothing wrong with using the current flag of China to show solidarity. Yes, there were massacres in Kenya and in Beirut and people dying from state terror in Xinjiang in China, as far as I’ve heard, and people dying from some sort of terror in Colombia or other places around the world and so on. Yes, Facebook is not all that multicultural in origin, and it’s not always a tool of social change. Big surprise. Anyway, more discussion and more awareness are always good. And more solidarity.


9月 7, 2015



die kastanien sind bald reif
so viele kastanienbäume in wien
die kastanien sind bald reif
und so viele flüchtlinge
die kastanien sind bald reif
wir haben hier keine schweine
die kastanien sind bald reif
so viele leute helfen den flüchtlingen
die kastanien sind bald reif
wir haben so viele schweine in wien
die kastanien sind bald reif
so viele wählen die fpö
die kastanien sind bald reif
vielleicht heißt mehr flüchtlinge weniger nazis

So., 6. Sept. 2015


chestnuts are nearly ripe
so many chestnut trees in vienna
chestnuts are nearly ripe
so many refugees
chestnuts are nearly ripe
we don’t have pigs
chestnuts are nearly ripe
so many people helping refugees
chestnuts are nearly ripe
we have so many swine
chestnuts are nearly ripe
so many people vote fpö
chestnuts are nearly ripe
maybe more refugees means less for the nazis

MW September 6th, 2015

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