Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

DAS MAUL ZERREISSEN – 伊沙 Yi Sha

十月 30, 2019

Yi Sha
DAS MAUL ZERREISSEN

Am ersten Zehnten schick Winterkleider
(Bauernkalender heute am 28. Oktober)
Ich geh für Großvater, Großmutter, Mutter
Totenpapierkleider kaufen zum Verbrennen
Und hör wie zwei alte Leute vor mir
sich das Maul zerreißen
über unsere Außenpolitik
Sie vergleichen China und den Iran
Ich trau mich nicht sie auszulachen
als alte Verrückte
Vor über 30 Jahren
Iran-Irakkrieg
Vielleicht haben sie damals für beide Seiten
die Waffen gemacht

28. Oktober 2019
Übersetzt von MW am 29. Oktober 2019

 

《妄议者》
伊沙

十月一,送寒衣
我走在给
祖父、祖母、母亲
买纸衣的路上
听到身前两位老者
在妄议国家
外交大事
把中国与伊朗
扯在一起
我不敢嘲笑他们
是疯子
没准儿三十年前
向两伊同时出售的炮弹
就是他们造的

 

 

 

US WON THE WAR

六月 1, 2017

ACTUALLY US WON THE WAR

actually the US
won the Vietnam war.
the good kind of US
those against those
who wanted the war.
against nixon and kissinger.
how many people wanted the war?
which war at which time
against whom?
is there a good kind of US
[spoken like not capitalized
from now on]
including people like me
people in other countries
people who aren’t even American
or slanted American
American slash something else
many not even English speaking
most of the time
just people who thought something good would be nice
for a change
we won that war
no-one thinks the vietnam war was good
or the war against saddam hussein
in retrospect
the way the war against nazis was good.
anyway we won in the end
although kissinger is still undead
and there is another nixon in office
put in by putin,
just the way putin was put in by putin
or erdowahn by erdowahnsinn
or brexit by little small-minded people
with generous help
even from some of US
every Left for themselves
so they won against US
US who think another four years
of Obama
or another eight years
would have brought peace
to manunkind not
but we always win in retrospect
against the forces of pigheadedness
although pigs are smart
pigs on the wing
the war against nazis was good
although there are nazis in government now
or almost in government
in austro-hungary
and other places.
anyway we are winning
seriously please believe US
amen

MW May 31, 2017

see also

MCLC: Curious rise of the “white left” as an insult (2)

FLOWERS – FLEURS – BLUMEN – 花

十一月 24, 2015

Blumen

FLOWERS

I am still praying for Paris
ten days later
I pray for Vienna
next to the French consulate
is the Soviet monument
I pass it in streetcar D
there are wreaths at the monument every year
there are flowers all around the consulate
second time this year
every time it gets cold
mass graves detected again in Iraq
this time elderly women

who could not be sold easily
according to Facebook
probably accurate
the Soviet monument to peace in Europe
lots of Greek columns
inscribed by Stalin
and a big fountain
with water straight from the alps
the architect of the aqueduct
that keeps Vienna alive
lets it bloom again and again
was a Jew

MW November 2015

Sara_Paris1

Picture by Sara Bernal

BLUMEN

ich bete auch heute noch für paris
zehn tage später
ich bete für wien
neben dem französischen konsulat
liegt das russendenkmal
ich fahre im d-wagen vorbei
am denkmal gibt es jedes jahr kränze
am konsulat sind rundherum blumen
zum zweiten mal in diesem jahr
jedesmal wenn es kalt wird
wieder massengräber entdeckt im irak
diesmal ältere frauen
jedenfalls laut facebook
es wird schon stimmen
das russendenkmal ist sehr pathetisch
in griechischen formen
mit texten von stalin
und einem brunnen
der kommt aus den alpen
der architekt der wasserleitung
die wien am leben erhält
und immer wieder zum blühen bringt
war ein jude

MW November 2015

Sara_pont

Picture by Sara Bernal

Yi Sha: SADDAM THE SMOKER

十月 22, 2014

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Yi Sha
SADDAM THE SMOKER

saddam hussain
before they hanged him
asked for a cigarette
fuck! that one smoke
had he drawn it into his mouth
he‘d have been floating in heaven already
one satisfied sigh
at he end of his life
would have been the best cigarette
he ever had
better than each of those
very best quality
cuban cigars
but –
mean little
iraqi warden
stuck to the rules and refused
fuck! what was that for
smokers don’t want very much before death
now he’s past all regret
he had nothing to say
facing his hour
saddam hussain went like a man

Early 2007
Tr. MW, Oct. 2014

SMOKER SADAM HUSSAIN


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