Posts Tagged ‘ocean’

OYSTER SHELL WALLS – 能水 Neng Shui

七月 29, 2020


Neng Shui
OYSTER SHELL WALLS

At the water you live off the water
Ancestors who kept oysters
used oyster shells
to build wondrous walls.

I saw an intro,
you mix in clay, cane sugar, sticky rice and so on
ordinary people
could not afford that.
The walls that still stand now
are ancestral halls of a clan or some official.

Records state,
for one ancestral hall you need ten tons of shells.
Dazed and surprised
I looked to the village across from the halls.
A hundred-year-old white-haired lady
came tottering out,
like an oyster ghost who somehow survived.

Translaed by MW, July 2020

GRAND ENTITIES – 江湖海

二月 22, 2016

Jiang Huhai

Jiang Huhai
I OFTEN HAVE GRAND ENTITIES ON MY MIND

Toby was my little dog.
I changed his name and called him Earth.
Came home late at night, reclined on a chair
Earth at my feet.
Then I picked up Earth into my lap,
for some quality time.
Proceeded to give Earth a bath,
clipped his hair.
Disinfected Earth’s wounds, put on a bandage,
told Earth to calm down and relax.
Then I changed Earth’s name into Sky.
Later he became Ocean.
Everything I had done to the Earth,
I did to the Ocean, etc. etc.

Tr. MW, Febr. 2016

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