Posts Tagged ‘neighbours’

AM DRITTEN TAG – 大友

四月 1, 2018

Da You
AM DRITTEN TAG NACH VATERS TOD

Am Kopfende von Vaters Bett läutet das Seniorenhandy,
es ist ein früherer Nachbar.
Mutter plaudert ein bisschen mit ihm.
Er will Vater sprechen.
Mutter sagt, mein Vater sei draußen spazieren.
Der Nachbar sagt, draußen liegt Schnee.
Mutter sagt, der Schnee macht ihm nichts.
Der Nachbar sagt, es ist kalt.
Mutter sagt, das macht ihm auch nichts.

8. Januar 2018
Übersetzt von MW im Januar 2018

 

父亲去世后的第三天
大友

父亲床头的老年手机响了
从前的邻居打来的
他和母亲寒暄几句后
要我父亲接电话
母亲说我父亲出去遛达了
邻居说外面下雪了
母亲说他不怕雪
邻居说外面冷
母亲说他不怕冷

2018.1.8

 

아버지께서 돌아가신 지 사흘 되던 날
대우

아버지의 침대 머리에 있는 노인용 휴대폰이 울렸다
예전의 이웃이 걸어왔다
그는 엄마와 몇 마디 인사말을 주고 받고
아버지를 바꿔달라고 하셨다
엄마는 아버지가 밖에 산책하려 나가셨다고 말씀했다
이웃은 밖에 눈이 내린다고 말했다
엄마는 아버지가 눈을 두려워하지 않는다고 말했다
이웃은 밖이 엄청 춥다고 말했다
엄마는 아버지가 추위를 타지 않는다고 말했다

2018.1.8

(韩) 郭美兰 (美) 洪君植

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TRUST – 西毒何殇

三月 29, 2018

Xidu Heshang
TRUST

those few days of the earthquake
people in our compound
didn’t dare to sleep in their flats
they moved into tents
the contractor from the eight floor
came out to tell us:
“you don’t have to worry,
I built this myself!
all good material!
if every house in xi’an collapses
this one will still stand …”
then came the clinch:
“otherwise why would I live here,
a guy with money like me?”

Translated by MW, March 2018

THE EVENING AFTER THE VOTE IN AUSTRIA

十二月 5, 2016

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THE EVENING AFTER THE VOTE

we were happy.
we were relieved.
we were very, very, very,
verily glad.
we were exhausted.
we ate.
we drank.
the ex-neo-nazi
got to rave once more on tv:
the anti-fascist candidate’s fans
had called the ex-neonazi’s candidate
a nazi!
the neo-nazis’ hopeful himself
now twice defeated
wants to run again in six years.
today it is
the day after.
best wishes for austria!

MW December 5, 2016

 

AM ABEND DANACH

wir waren froh
wir waren erleichtert
wir waren sehr, sehr, sehr,
sehr, sehr sehr froh.
wir waren erschöpft.
wir haben gegessen.
wir haben getrunken.
der ex-neonazi
durfte sich auch noch im fernsehen aufregen
dass man seinen mann
einen nazi genannt hat.
der junge mann selbst
will noch einmal antreten.
heute ist erst mal
der tag danach.
alles gute!

MW 5. Dezember 2016

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FAMILY RITUAL – 大朵

二月 25, 2016

Da Duo

Da Duo
FAMILY RITUAL

It has been a year.
I ask my mother
how father is doing over there.

Mother says my younger brother’s wife
has asked a wise woman,
who says father rides a yellow horse
to the market,
gets along with the neighbours,
he is content.

I ask her why
father went back to former times?
Didn’t we burn a paper car for him?

Mother says with a bitter smile,
“Maybe he can’t drive!”

Tr. MW, Febr. 2016

Da Duo family ritual


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