Posts Tagged ‘Jiaozi’


8月 17, 2021

Yi Ding

Die Zeit vergeht jetzt wirklich schneller,
ich hab in der Küche Jiaozi gekocht,
sie waren
gleich fertig.
Ich war klein, meine Mama hat Jiaozi gekocht,
ich bin ein paar Mal zum Topf gerannt,
jedes Mal hat Mama gesagt,
noch nicht fertig, ein bisschen warten.

2021-06-26 in Beijing
Übersetzt von MW im August 2021 in Wien

Yi Ding, Künstlername von Ding Jianbao, 1971 in einem Dorf im Wanda-Gebirge in der Provinz Heilongjiang. Die Familie kommt ursprünglich aus Shandong. Wohnt in Beijing. Hat viel nachgedacht, viel gesucht, viel gelesen. Glaubt immer noch, NPC repräsentiert chinesische Poesie am besten. Auch wenn er es 77 Mal versucht und nicht hinein kommt.

《新诗典》小档案:一丁, 本名丁建宝,1971年出生于黑龙江省完达山脉一山村,籍贯山东,现居北京。
我一直在思考, 我要走的诗歌道路。 不停地摸索,阅读不同风格的作品, 还是认为《新诗典》代表华语诗歌的正源。
即便是发诗77遍没有入选, 也不会对新诗典失去信心。




3、一丁, 本名丁建宝,1971年出生于黑龙江省完达山脉一山村,籍贯山东。现居北京;



BITTE – 梁园 Liang Yuan

5月 22, 2021

Liang Yuan

Meine Uroma
hat sechs Kinder geboren.
Bei jedem hat sie im Tempel
100 Teigtaschen geopfert,
für die Kinder gebetet,
langes Leben, Gesundheit.
Uroma war Pächterin,
Getreide war knapp,
die Teigtaschen waren
in Daumengröße.

Den Gottheiten waren
die Teigtaschen vielleicht zu klein.
Von den Kindern
ist eines 18 geworden,
das kleinste nur 6,
sie sind alle gestorben,
nur eines von ihnen
ist alt geworden,
meine Uroma.

Übersetzt von MW im Mai 2021




黎雪梅读《新世纪诗典》之梁园《许愿》:正如主持人所说,这是一首有意思的诗。有民俗,有家史,有个人的命运,还有关于神灵的神秘感,不知“太姥姥”的几个孩子早夭和 “也许神灵/嫌弃饺子小”有没有必然联系,与太姥姥的不幸遭遇相比,“我姥姥”能够“最终活到老”无疑是不幸中的万幸,简洁流畅的语言,读来格外舒服,淡淡的忧伤与无奈萦绕期间,让人读之难忘。


PROVISIONS – 水央 Shui Yang

4月 20, 2020

Shui Yang

Most supermarkets
have just empty shelves.
meat and vegetables
are hard to find.
Milk and eggs
whole wheat bread
also gone.
Turned out the freezer,
found a surprise, a few jiaozi.
That was from last fall,
mom and dad made them for us
before they went back to China.
Cooked our treasure,
tried a bite.
Carrot-celery-beef filling,
greatest stuff in the world,
never had
anything better.

Translated by MW, April 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.





HAND – 叶臻

12月 22, 2015

Ye Zhen

Ye Zhen

After my mother got parkinson’s syndrome,
she could not pinch the dough to make Jiaozi.
When I was home for the Lunar New Year,
my mother’s hand was often pinched by my hand,
as if I was putting in filling for Jiaozi.
Sometimes my mother’s hand pinched my hand,
as if she was pinching dough.
Mother and son, we made our Jiaozi for Lunar New Year.
But we couldn’t stop trembling.
So it fell out right away: the chopped celery, the ground meat
and the cash you put in for luck.

Tr. MW, Dec. 2015




4月 10, 2015

Herzzerfetzt wie Jiaozifaschiertes

Yan Yongmin

she was talking again about her stuff
I was falling asleep
but when she said for the first time
“my heart is broken like ground meat for pasta”
I woke up that moment
to tell her she’d said something very interesting
but she cried even more

Tr. MW, April 2015

Yan Yongmin

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