Posts Tagged ‘killing’

ANTI-JAPANISCHER KRIEG: 從容

十月 24, 2019

Cong Rong
ANTI-JAPANISCHER KRIEG

Oma flüchtet,
lässt Song-Porzellan und Jade zurück,
hat meinen Onkel in ihrer Hand.
Die Flüchtlinge drängen sich oben am Berg,
halten den Atem an.
Jemand steckt den Kopf raus und fragt:
Was ist wenn das Kind weint?
Die ganze Gruppe will Oma und das Kind weghaben.
“Wenn es weint, drück ich es tot,
eure Sicherheit ist nicht in Gefahr!”
Sechzig Jahre später frag ich sie,
und wenn der Onkel geweint hätt?
“Dann hätt ich ihn totdrücken müssen.”

Übersetzt von MW im Oktober 2019

抗日战争
从容

外婆逃难,
丢下宋瓷和玉器
手里抱着二舅,
难民们挤在山上
都屏住呼吸
有人挑头说:
这孩子哭了怎么办?
全体都想把外婆和孩子撵走
外婆说:如果他哭,我就地把他掐死,
绝不会影响你们的安全!
六十年后我问她,
如果二舅真的哭了呢?
她说:那我只能掐死孩子。

 

 

 

SCH-SCH-T-TOT-T-TT-TERN – 伊沙维也纳朗诵会 – S-S-ST-T-T-TUT-T-TER-RING

五月 16, 2015
Photos and videos by Beate Maria Wörz

Photos and videos by Beate Maria Wörz

Yi Sha 《结结巴巴》
S-S-ST-T-T-TUT-T-TER-RING

m-m-my s-st-tut-t-ter-r-ring t-trap
d-d-dis-s-sab-b-bl-led c-c-cla-p-t-trap
c-c-can-n-t g-g-et a-a b-bit-te i-int-to m-my b-brain
and l-look a-at m-my l-legs

y-you-your f-f-fly-i-ing spit
y-y-your m-mildewed s-slime
m-m-my w-weary l-lungs
a-are f-f-full o-of g-grime

I n-need t-to b-b-break out
f-f-from y-y-your s-sp-pout-ting s-song
b-break o-out o-of y-your h-house

m-m-my sh-shoot-t-ting t-t-tongue
m-m-mach-chine g-g-gunn f-fire
it feels so good

i-in m-m-my s-st-tut-t-ter-ring l-life
the-there a-are n-no g-ghosts
ju-just l-llook at-t m-my f-face
I d-d-don’t c-care!

1991
Tr. MW, 2015

Yi Sha 《结结巴巴》
ST-STO-TO-TT-TERN

m-mein st-sto-to-tt-ternd-der m-mund
b-b-behind-dderter schschlund
b-b-bei-sst- s-ich wund
an m-meinem r-rasenden hirn
und m-meine b-beine –

euer t-trief-fend-der,
schschimmliger schschleim
m-meine l-lunge
i-ist m-müd’ und hin

i-ich w-will r-r-aus
aus eurem g-gross-a-artiggen rh-rhythmus
a-aus eurem h-haus

m-m-meine
sch-schp-prache
m-masch-schinengewehr-s-salven
es tut so gut

in m-meinem st-stott-ttoterndem r-reim
auf m-mein l-leben g-gibt es k-keine l-leich-chen
s-s-seht m-mich a-an
m-m-mir i-ist all-les g-gleich!

1991
Übersetzt von MW im April 2013

<結結巴巴>

結結巴巴我的嘴
二二二等殘廢
咬不住我狂狂狂奔的思維
還有我的腿

你們四處流流流淌的口水
散著霉味
我我我的肺
多麼勞累

我要突突突圍
你們莫莫莫名其妙
的節奏
急待突圍

我我我的
我的機槍點點點射般
的語言
充滿快慰

結結巴巴我的命
我的命裡沒沒沒有鬼
你們瞧瞧瞧我
一臉無所謂

1991

Photos and videos by Beate Maria Wörz

Photos and videos by Beate Maria Wörz

Yi Sha 《精神病患者》
GEISTESKRANKE

theoretisch
weiß ich nicht
wie es sich äußert
wenn eine geisteskrankheit ausbricht
ich hab nur gesehen
in diesem land
in dieser stadt
wenn ein geisteskranker loslegt
streckt er den arm hoch und bricht aus
in parolen
der revolution

1994
Übersetzt von Martin Winter 2013

《精神病患者》

從理論上講
一個精神病患者的發作
應該是怎樣的
我不知道
我只看到
在這個國家
在這座城市
一個精神病患者的發作
往往是振臂高呼
一串革命口號

1994

Yi Sha《精神病患者》
MENTAL PATIENTS

theoretically
I don’t know
how it should be
when a mental patient
suffers an outbreak
but what I have seen
in this country
in this city –
a mental patient suffers an outbreak:
up goes his arm
out come the slogans of revolution

1994
Tr. MW, 2013-2014

Photos and videos by Beate Maria Wörz

Photos and videos by Beate Maria Wörz

Yi Sha 《我想杀人》
ICH MÖCHTE JEMANDEN UMBRINGEN

ich fühle mich etwas komisch
ich will jemanden töten

oh! das war letztes jahr
herbst kroch über das laub

zwanzig todeskandidaten
am flussufer nördlich der stadt

“peng! peng!”
einer wurde aufgeschnitten

in der folgenden operation
erhielten WIR eine niere

1994
Übersetzt von MW 2012

《我想殺人》

我有點不大對勁了
– 我想殺人
噢!那是去年
在爬滿落葉的秋天
二十名死囚被押往
北郊的河灘
“砰!砰!”
其中一個被剖腹取腎
在隨後進行的手術中
移植寡人

1994

Yi Sha 《我想殺人》
I WANT TO KILL

I am feeling a little strange
– I want to kill someone
Oh! It was last year
autumn crept over the leaves
twenty death candidates lined up
at the river north of the city
„Peng! peng!“
One of them was cut open
and in the following operation
We got a kidney

1994
Tr. MW, 2015

angewandte2

Yi Sha 《9/11心理报告》
9/11 AUF DER COUCH

erste sekunde mund offen scheunentor
zweite sekunde stumm wie ein holzhuhn
dritte sekunde das ist nicht wahr
vierte sekunde kein zweifel mehr da
fünfte sekunde das brennt nicht schlecht
sechste sekunde geschieht ihnen recht
siebte sekunde das ist die rache
achte sekunde sie verstehen ihre sache
neunte sekunde die sind sehr fromm
zehnte sekunde bis ich drauf komm
meine schwester
wohnt in new york
wo ist das telefon
bitte ein ferngespräch
komme nicht durch
spring zum computer
bitte ins internet
email ans mädl
zitternde finger
wo sind die tasten
mädl, schwester!
lebst du noch?
in sorge, dein bruder!

2001
Übersetzt 2013 von Martin Winter

Yi Sha
9.11 REPORT FROM THE COUCH

Ist second: mouth barn-door open
2nd second: wooden-chicken stiff
3rd second: couldn’t believe it
4th second: it must be true
5th second: what a great fire
6th second: well they deserve it
7th second: this is retribution
8th second: these buggers have guts
9th second: must be their religion
10th second: before I realize
my own little sister
lives in new york
I need a telephone
long distance call!
can’t get a connection!
I go storming for a computer
where is the internet
typing out characters
writing an email
shaky fingers
“sister, sister!
are you alive?
your elder brother is worried sick!”

2001
Tr. MW, Oct. 2014

9/11心理報告

第1秒鐘目瞪口呆
第2秒鐘呆若木雞
第3秒鐘將信將疑
第4秒鐘確信無疑
第5秒鐘隔岸觀火
第6秒鐘幸災樂禍
第7秒鐘口稱復仇
第8秒鐘崇拜歹徒
第9秒鐘感嘆信仰
第10秒鐘猛然記起
我的胞妹
就住在紐約
急撥電話
要國際長途
未通
扑向電腦
上網
發伊妹兒
敲字
手指發抖
“妹子,妹子
你還活著嗎?
老哥快要急死了!”

2001

ZWEI KINDER VOM BESSEREN VIERTEL- 秦巴子

三月 6, 2015

Qin Bazi
ZWEI KINDER VOM BESSEREN VIERTEL

Auf dem Bus an einem Tag mit viel Schnee
stehen zwei Kinder hinter mir,
eingestiegen im besseren Viertel.
Aus ihrem Gespräch
weiß ich sie wollen Schneebrillen kaufen,
von Prada und im Restaurant neben Prada
etwas einschaufeln.
Sie kommen von
Brillen zu Luxuswagen,
dann zu tausend-Dollar-Handys.
Ich seufze schon.
Die Reichen haben gern ihren Willen.
An der Station “Zweite Technik-Straße”
sehen sie jemanden telefonieren
und einer sieht sogar,
der Mensch mit dem Handy
verwendet ein Apple 6.
Und so planen die beiden Kinder
einen Raubüberfall.
Die Ausführung, die Flucht,
etwaige Verfolgungsszenarien,
wie zu reagieren ist –
mit bestechender Logik,
sie denken an alles,
sind wirklich begabt.
Vorbei an der früheren Adresse
der 1. Grundschule Hoch-Neu,
sprechen sie von früheren Mitschülern.
Das Mädchen So-und-so sei zwar hübsch
aber vom Dorf;
der Schüler So-und-so
ein armer Teufel,
die besten Noten nützen ihm gar nichts.
Jetzt dreh ich mich um,
sie sind von einer berühmten Schule in Uniform,
einen halben Kopf größer als ich,
ungefähr 16, 17.
Aus den sauberen Gesichtern
blitzen Durchtriebenheit
und kühles Blut.
Sie schaffen es sicher
auf die beste Uni.
Ein paar Semester in Europa, Amerika
und Doktorabschlüsse.
Ich hab keinen Zweifel
sie werden zu Stützen des Staates
und zucken nicht mit der Wimper
wenn es ans Töten geht.

Februar 2015
Übersetzt von MW am 5. März 2015

秦巴子
《富人区的俩孩子》

大雪日的公交车上
富人区上来的两个孩子
站在我身后
从他们的交谈中
我知道他们是要去买
普拉达的防雪墨镜
再去旁边的豪华餐厅
撮一顿
他们的话题
从眼镜转向豪车
再到上万元的高档手机
让我不得不感叹
有钱就是任性
在科技二路那一站
看到一个在路边打手机的人
其中一个竟然看清了
在路边打手机的人
用的是刚上市的苹果六
于是两个孩子
开始设计抢劫
如何实施,如何逃跑
对可能出现的追逃情景
如何对付
他们逻辑清晰
堪称滴水不漏
真是很有一套
路过高新一小旧址
他们谈到以前的同学
说某某女生虽然漂亮
但是有村气
又骂到某某男同学
是个穷鬼
回回考第一也没用
此时我回头看了看
他们身着那所著名中学的校服
比我高出半头
大概高二高三的年纪
干净的脸上
透着世故的聪明
和冷血
我想他们肯定会考上名校
然后去欧美游学
拿到博士
我毫不怀疑
他们会长成家国栋梁
并且能够轻易做到
杀人不眨眼

2015年2月

AVENUE OF ETERNAL PEACE – 春樹 Chun Sue

六月 3, 2014

chun sue questionsChun Sue
QUESTIONS BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP

do you think you are an intellectual?

du you think you are an existentialist?
do you think you like to eat zha jiang mian?
do you think you are collecting antiques?

do you think you are following fashion?
do you think you have improved since you started?
do you think you have fulfilled your ideals?
do you think you’re a patriot?

do you think you love the truth?
do you think you dare to say it?
do you think you don’t fear retribution?
do you think you’re a good writer?

do you think you’re a poet?
do you think you’re a good mother?
do you think you’re a good father?
do you think you have loved?
do you think you are moral?
do you think microblogging makes China improve?

question mark mark mark
do you think they are prophets?
do you think you’re a groupie?

do you think there are things you don’t talk about?
do you think there are people you cannot offend?
do you think this novel is your autobiography?
do you think you have talent?

do you think your stuff is going to last?
do you think you have secrets?
do you think you have a big heart?

do you think you are fair to everyone?
do you think you’re responsible?
do you think you play by the rules?
do you think you have nothing to be ashamed of?

do you think you are self-important?
do you think you want revenge?
do you think you are scared of dying?
do you think you make people like you?
do you think you make people hate you?
do you think you have a future?
do you think you are falling behind?
do you think you are lonely?
do you think you are writing a poem?

this girl makes you crazy
let her go on babbling
asking herself

Tr. MW, June 2014

Chun Sue TraumChun Sue
DREAMING OF LIVING INSIDE A DREAM

Tr. MW, June 2014

Published in EPIPHANY magazine, fall 2014. Go on, look for this great Chinese Dream! I spent October 2014 at Vermont Studio Center with Yi Sha, editor of the daily New Century Poetry series 新世纪诗典. Chun Sue is one of the most well-known figures within this huge independent circle of poets.

Chun Sue Avenue of Eternal PeaceChun Sue
MORNING, AVENUE OF ETERNAL PEACE

Little Brother says: dad, Avenue of Eternal Peace
take a good look
This is the road you walked for over 20 years
I am sitting with Papa and Little Brother
I am almost crying
Finally I know
why I like the Avenue of Eternal Peace
Slowly the car passes the Military Museum
and the red walls of Zhongnanhai
and Xinhua Gate
Papa is small now he fits in an ash box
sitting between us
doesn’t take up much space
We pass the Gate of Heavenly Peace
and I see him
He stands on the square
watching us while we’re passing

Why was it so hard to write about you
You’re the son of a peasant
I was born in a village
I am also the child of a peasant
I put on army songs for you all night
Crying my heart out —
I like all that too.

2012-03-03
Tr. MW, May 2014

Fragen

三月 14, 2010

Darf man fragen?

Darf man Kinder einfach toeten?
Muss man einen Antrag stellen?
Wofuer ist man Polizist?
Wofuer ist man Freund und Helfer?
Polizisten duerfen schiessen
Polizisten schuetzen uns
Polizisten schieben ab
Polizisten kleben zu
Arbeit fuer Gerechtigtkeit
Werbung fuer die Polizei
Klebt an vielen Strassenecken
Darf man Kinder einfach toeten?
Fragt die grossen Zeitungen
Muessen Kinder ins Gefaengnis
Weil sie hier nicht bleiben duerfen?
Darf man Menschen einfach toeten?
Muss man einen Antrag stellen?
Muss man Dokumente bringen?
Muss man auf die Uhrzeit achten?
Muss man eine Nummer ziehen?
Wofuer ist man integriert?
Was darf man in Oesterreich?
Darf man leugnen, was geschah?
Wofuer gibt es eine Wahl?
Gibt es keine Kandidaten?
Jede Woche eine Schande?
So viele Zeitungen
So viele Fragen

MW Maerz 2010

http://www.fussballverbindet.org

May I ask?

Will they let you kill a child?
Do you need an application?
Will they let you work again?
Can you be a good policeman?
Are you going to protect us?
Are you going to deport us?
Maybe you’ll deport our neighbours?
Maybe gag them on the plane
Maybe they are still policemen
Those who gagged and killed that guy
Can they put a child in jail
And deport a nine-year-old
Because he’s from Kosovo
And they say the war is over
Who cares what his friends are saying
Or his teachers, or his town
Here in lovely Austria
You can be a candidate
Candidate for president
If the papers will support you
Say you are for law and order
Maybe you are just a Nazi
Hardly anybody cares
Will you go and work for justice
Come and work for the police
Let me just describe the poster
Justice is the only word
There’s the word, and there are handcuffs
Handcuffs on a pair of hands
Posters are in every school
Many streets and public buildings
Will they let you kill a child?
Do you need to take a number?
If the papers will support you
May I ask another day?

MW March 2010

Urumqi and Kashgar

八月 4, 2009

Ana Escobedo, founder of the Facebook Cause Save Kashgar, has written a blog article for Saving Antiquities. It can be found at http://safecorner.savingantiquities.org/2009/08/saving-kashgar.html. I like Ana’s article very much, and I have great respect for her dedication. As Ana suggests, it is apparent that a lack of awareness for cultural heritage is directly connected to the social problems behind the July 5 incident. There is a lack of respect for culture that goes back to the Cultural Revolution and earlier. Tianjin is being destroyed, too, like many, many culturally rich places in China. There is no “rational” progress behind much of the demolition, but it’s always a great step forward for the developing companies and the party secretaries in their pay. Yes, many old streets and houses in many cities were in a sorry condition due to decades of neglect. It’s not easy to renovate them. Beijing has finally begun to rebuild some courtyard houses. At the same time they tore down the whole Qianmen area at the south of Tian’anmen Square and replaced it with a sort of Disneyland. Protests and suicides because of the demolitions in various cities have been in the news for years. In China, Southern Weekend (Nanfang Zhoumo) and other media have often reported on housing and cultural heritage problems. Most of the time they are allowed to do that. They cannot report on the arrest of dissidents such as Prof. Ilham Tohti of Central Nationalities University in Beijing. He has been detained since August 8. Amnesty International has issued an appeal for writing petitions in English and Chinese to the Chinese Prime Minister and other figures, because Prof Tohti has not been heard of since his arrest, raising fears for his health. Cases of torture and death in police custody are not unheard of in many parts of China (and other countries, of course). See http://www.chinafreepress.org/publish/Othernews/Petition_for_Ilham_Tohti_under_detention_presented_by_Wang_Lixiong.shtml, or http://bit.ly/q3BX4.
Yes, I think that Ana is right, raising awareness is crucial. One thing that has been lacking on the Uyghur support groups side is an outspoken condemnation of the massive looting and killing on July 5th in Urumqi. Yes, the demonstrations may have been peaceful in the beginning, just like in Lhasa last year, and maybe the police could have prevented them from turning violent, or maybe they could have at least contained them. And yes, thousands of Uyghurs have been arrested, some have been killed, and no one knows how many of them didn’t have any connection to the violence at all. But still: Both the Dalai Lama and Mrs. Rebiya Kadeer should have condemned the looting and killing in Lhasa and in Urumqi. The Dalai Lama said he prayed for victims on all sides, but that’s not enough. And the Uighur support groups such as Save Kashgar should have swiftly and loudly condemned the massive looting and killing by Uyghurs. Instead, Ana told us on Facebook that many Uyghurs may have died in Urumqi. Just that, as far as I have noticed. It was the same lack of awareness that was apparent after the Lhasa riot last year. So maybe there is a lack of awareness on both sides. Anyway, let us try to help in any way we can think of. Unfortunately, social websites such as Facebook and Twitter and their Chinese equivalents have been widely blocked and closed in China. The blocking of Facebook was said to be in response of aggressive Uighur support groups. They were mostly not aggressive at all, but they did fail to condemn the Uyghur looting and killing. As I have mentioned, Chinese media and intellectuals are sometimes able to speak out against social and cultural problems. Sometimes Chinese intellectuals in China can speak out in the international media and get noticed. See Asia Times (7/8/09): http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/KG08Ad02.html, Ghost of Marx haunts China’s riots, By Jian Junbo. We concerned individuals and groups outside of China should support these efforts, and at the same time help to show the connection to Human Rights cases. And we should have condemned the Uyghur looting and killing first, and/or more loudly. The more we show our awareness on this side, the more we are credible on all sides. I never understood why Abu Ghraib was not raised as a central question by the Democrats in the 2004 US election. Where is the connection, you might ask. At least we have Obama now. Well, I think we have to look at and work on the most painful questions on our side first, whoever we are. Yes, I am on the side of Kashgar Old City. And on the side of minorities in my home country Austria. Maybe I should have cited a painful problem in Austria’s contemporary history. We certainly don’t have a shortage there. Anyway, I like Ana’s article very much, and I have great respect for her work. Let us continue writing and signing petitions, and most importantly, like Ana says, raising awareness. Peace!


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