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FAMINE – 庞琼珍

一月 31, 2019

Pang Qiongzhen
FAMINE

After finishing
rotten sweet potatoes
peanut shells
grain husks
weeds
grass roots
leaves
bark;

Still famished,
he follows
the grown-ups,
looking for anything to fill his belly.

Between rocks
he scrapes out
white clay,
it feels soft
on his tongue.

In his belly,
the clay becomes hard as rocks;
if you want to live
it has to be scraped
out of your guts.

60 years later
my uncle says on his sickbed,
that stuff was called Guanyin soil.
Like clay to play for children,
like plasticine.

 

11/15/18 first draft
1/4/19 final text

Translated by MW in January 2019

 

 

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HORSE MUSEUM – 庞琼珍 – PFERDEMUSEUM

五月 11, 2018

Pang Qiongzhen
HORSE MUSEUM

horse sculpture
half out of its stable
but from up close it’s alive
imprisoned in a two square meter box
awkwardly craning
its living specimen head
the mane has been coloured
and made into pigtails
eight-hour shift each day
just like me

3/18/18
Tr. MW, May 2018

 

Pang Qiongzhen
PFERDEMUSEUM

eine pferdeskulptur
lugt aus dem stall
von nah ist es wirklich ein pferd
eingeschlossen in zwei quadratmeter bühne
bewegt es den lebenden
kopf den es darstellt
mit bunten zöpfen
acht stunden dienst
jeden tag
so wie ich

Übersetzt von MW im Mai 2018


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