Posts Tagged ‘kingdom’

DAZED – 欧阳盼兮 Ouyang Panxi

六月 15, 2020

Ouyang Panxi
DAZED

Teacher, I am sorry.
When I’m in a daze, I don‘t think anything.

If I think of how I am going to do my homework over the winter holidays,
that is thinking, not dazed.
If I think of how I was in class with my teacher Big Cat, that is remembering and not dazed.
If I think of my dad, that means I miss him, that’s not called dazed.
If I think there is a rainbow kingdom up in the sky, I am creative,
not dazed.
If I think of what I am going to be when I grow up, that is dreaming, not dazed.

Only if I don’t think of anything, that is called dazed.

Translated by MW, June 2020

Ouyang Panxi

INTO SPACE

 

Teacher, I am sorry.

When I stare into space, I don‘t think anything.

 

When I think of how I am going to do my homework over the winter holidays,

that is thinking, not staring.

When I think of how I was in class with my teacher Big Cat, that is remembering and not staring.

When I think of my dad, that means I miss him, not staring.

If I think there is a rainbow kingdom up in the sky, I am creative,

not staring.

If I think of what I am going to be when I grow up, that is dreaming, not staring.

 

Only if I don’t think of anything, I just stare into space.

 

Translated by MW, June 2020

 

 

 

ROSKILDE CATHEDRAL

八月 11, 2016

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ROSKILDE CATHEDRAL

and death shall have every single dominion
every single sovereign of the realm
every hour st. george slays the dragon and it lets out a frightful wail
every morning there is the harbor there are the ships from ancient times
and when the walls came tumbling down joshua’ s men killed every man woman or child they could find
there are the fields by the cathedral there are the stones in the old ships
every flower every fruit every child is more important
and you can have every single dominion
every single sovereign of the realm

MW August 2016

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REPUBLIC – 沈浩波 Shen Haobo

二月 25, 2014

REPUBLIC Shen Haobo

Shen Haobo
REPUBLIC

all those so-called platonists
all those rotten at heart
all those taking themselves for judges and kings
all those dreaming of giving
directions to mankind
all those fat shining bugs
wagging their hidden poisonous hairs
banning lions and wolves
banning desperate youths
banning indecent wives
banning loonies and thieves
banning beggars and thugs
banning satan
banning contrary jesus
banning poets
banning me
without need
you don’t need to ban me
I was just passing by
just came looking to see how you’re doing at home
I have seen enough
your republic
holds no place for loonies and no place for me

2013-10-07
Tr. MW, Febr. 2014


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