Posts Tagged ‘jump’

CHRONIK – 谢瑞 Xie Rui

十一月 26, 2020

Xie Rui
CHRONIK

Aus Angst vorm Sterben
hält er seinen Tropf hoch
und springt vom 8. Stock.

Übersetzt von MW im November 2020

伊沙推荐语:

11年前在衡山诗会上见过作者,宁夏诗人,酒量惊人,此后再无交集。本诗入典来自于马非的助攻,妙在细节:自杀者是救不活的,但一个绝妙的细节却可以救活一首好诗-那个高举在手的吊瓶!

新世纪诗典10,NPC11月26日,3524首,1135人。谢瑞(宁夏)日

 

况禹点评《新诗典》谢瑞《记事》:这类事不算新鲜,但作者的呈现很惊人:1.举着吊瓶跳楼;2.怕死的人因为怕,更快地奔赴了死。

梅花驿:这又是关于死亡的话题。“他高举吊瓶/从八楼跳了下去”,这个细节不是“酷”,而是“残忍”。其自杀深层原因,虽然作者给出了答案――死亡的恐惧。但读者不会囿于作者的猜测,也许会展开一系列丰富的联想:不堪负重的医疗费;人生的失败;爱情的失意……

 

AT MALAYSIA’S KENTING CASINO – 如也

四月 12, 2016

ru ye sheying

Ru Ye
AT MALAYSIA’S KENTING CASINO

Too many gamblers jump to their death
from above the clouds at 1800 meters.

The Kenting Casino has 6118 beds,
floating up there like in Taoist caves,
away from it all.

Now you can only just stretch out your hand,
every window’s restricted.
To fly like a fairy,
look for other options.

Every ceiling in every bedroom
has a black arrow
(first time I slept under a sword of Damocles) ,
to show the direction for prayer.

2016-02-12
Tr. MW, April 2016

Ru Ye casino

Casino

KOLLEGE – 妖风 – COMRADE

三月 31, 2016

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Yao Feng
KOLLEGE

ein gedicht
hält keinen panzer auf
aber ein panzerfahrer
schreibt vielleicht ein gedicht

er springt aus seinem eisenhaufen
sitzt unter bäumen
versinkt in gedanken
schreibt solche sätze:

frühling ist noch nicht da
ein paar vögel
landen auf einer grünen kanone
und zwitschern

Übersetzt von MW am 31. März 2016

 

Yao Feng
COMRADE

poetry
won’t stop a tank
but could make a poet
out of the driver

he jumps from his heap of iron
sits down under a tree
gets lost in thought
writes down such lines:

spring has not yet arrived
a few birds
land on a green cannon
twittering

Tr. MW, March 2016

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DEFECT – 袁源 Yuan Yuan

一月 14, 2016

Yuan Yuan

Yuan Yuan 袁源
DEFECT

There is a defect
in the urinal in this restaurant.
You stand in front,
it squirts water.
I didn’t know
so I jumped.
Fuck,
haven’t started to pee,
this thing pees on me.

August 2015
Tr. MW, Jan. 2016

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MOTHER TONGUE – 伊沙

一月 12, 2016

Yi Sha smokes

Yi Sha
MOTHER TONGUE

In the green hills
each of these hermits
they all have a dog.
We are taking a walk
they jump out barking like mad.
I shout in Chinese: “Go to hell!”
Doesn’t help.
They are jumping us.
Woman writer JoAnn from Chicago
yells: “Shit!”
Dog starts to listen
and slinks away.

2014
Tr. MW, Jan. 2016

Yi Sha Muttersprache

JoAnn and Yi Sha

JoAnns Foto

CHILDHOOD CANDY – 唐果

十一月 30, 2015

Tang Guo

Tang Guo
CHILDHOOD GAMES

they tied my hands and my feet
let me hop up the stairs to second floor
if I made it all the way up
hopping up without falling
I would get a handful of candy

tight ropes around hands and feet
I had to hop like a frog
the first jump was easy
the second stair was not too bad
it got hard later on

grinning grown-ups upstairs on the landing
their hands full of candy
gleaming in colours
I held down my pain
kept telling myself to be strong, to go on

many times I almost fell on the stairs
but in the end I held on to myself
I raised my small hands up together
thanking someone somewhere beyond
I finally got the candy I dreamed of
then grown-ups got bored and dispersed

May 2015
Tr. MW, Nov. 2015

Tang Guo Childhood games


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