Posts Tagged ‘outside’

sky

九月 30, 2019

Photo by Johannes Fiederling

SKY

Is the sky a work of art?
Is the sky a piece of work?
I guess the sky
is the biggest
artwork on earth,
the most democratic.
For most people it’s free,
always open
except when it’s closed
but even then.
It’s very distinctive.
No-one else can do it.
Except maybe on some other planet
but for us in our lifetime
for every thing or being we know
if they are on earth
we have this sky
and for most of us
it is free.
Of course it’s not harmless.
No-one can say he or she made the sky
unless you are talking to God
or your lover,
your child.
It’s the most precious thing
we know.
Take care.

MW September 2019

 

 

SNOWMAN – 宋壮壮

二月 15, 2019

Song Zhuangzhuang
SNOWMAN

Big snowfall in town.
In an acupuncture clinic,
five doctors in white
sit around drinking tea.
No patients at all.
Outside it’s white far and wide.
One of the white-coats
builds a small snowman
on the window sill
and sticks a needle
in the snowman’s butt.
The white-coats are laughing,
each gets a needle in,
finishing their
work for the day.

1/19/19
Translated by MW, Febr. 2019

SPOTTED DOG – Che Qianzi

四月 23, 2014

(This video is a performance of a different poem from the one below. Please click for English translation of the video.)

 

Che Qianzi

SPOTTED DOG

 

all those heads, barking

midnight under the tables outside

a spotted dog, dozing

at midnight

wantonly he let me take off his spots

so like a naked mademoiselle

stretching four unadorned legs to the heavens

 

2004

Tr. MW, April 2014

 

 

车前子

斑点狗

 

那些头脑,狂吠

午夜露天酒桌下

瞌睡的一条斑点狗

在午夜

让我肆无忌惮地擦去斑点

它多像小姐脱光

素面朝天的四条腿

 

2004

从新世纪诗典(第一季),伊沙编选

 

Che Qianzi

GESCHECKTER HUND

 

diese köpfe, kläffend

mitternacht, unter den tischen im freien

döste ein gescheckter hund

um mitternacht

ließ er mich hemmungslos seine punkte entfernen

eine nackte mademoiselle

streckte vier blanke beine gen himmel

 

2004

Übersetzt von MW im April 2014

Bild

 


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