Posts Tagged ‘police’

NORMALE LEUTE

三月 26, 2017

NORMALE LEUTE

wo waren damals die normalen leute?
fragt ein kleines kind
bei stephan eibel erzberg
als der vater kz-namen vorliest
mein großvater war bei der partei
fahrdienstleiter im waldviertel
möglichst weit weg vom krieg
er hat einen freund versteckt
einen roten
samt seiner familie
mein anderer großvater war in wien bei der feuerwehr
wurde deshalb spät eingezogen
ausgebildet als polizist
an die front geschickt
in gefangenschaft an krankheit gestorben
mein vater weiß nicht viel mehr
will nicht viel mehr wissen
obwohl er weiß was die deutsche armee
und polizei an der ostfront gemacht hat
der großonkel ging nach australien
wer immer konnte aus der familie
einer musste leute erschießen
in der nähe von wien
der war später gaga
fuchsgasse hinter dem westbahnhof
dort ist mein vater geboren
die wohnung war von einem juden
meine oma ist fast verhungert
1945
nackt auf die straße gerannt
als verrückt eingeliefert
dort waren alle normalen leute
an all diesen orten
waldviertel, bahnhof, ostfront, kz
erschießungskommando
in gigritzpatschen
dort waren alle normalen leute

MW März 2017

Foto: Jüdisches Museum Eisenstadt

POETRY REPORT

二月 25, 2017

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POETRY

poetry
is impo
rtant
truth
is impo
tent
or is it
or are you

MW February 2017

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REPORT

every report
every detailed incisive report
kind that makes powerful people squirm
is just as important
as any art
any poem
any church, temple
that makes you pause
think
feel
every report

MW February 2017

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TEIGTASCHEN – 侯馬

二月 12, 2017

houma

Hou Ma
TEIGTASCHEN

ich seh einen großartigen polizisten
bringt am frühlingsfestabend den häftlingen jiaozi
ich seh auch einen großartigen häftling
er isst die jiaozi nicht sagt es fehlt essig

2016-09-16

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(FUSSBALL – ) TRAUM 1001 – 伊沙 Yi Sha

二月 10, 2017

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Yi Sha
TRAUM 1001

der traum wirkte uninteressant
vom aufstehen bis zum abend
hab ich die ganze zeit überlegt
schreiben oder nicht schreiben
anlass war in der nacht aufstehen
für den copa del rey
halbfinale
barça gegen atlético madrid
im traum kam genau
dasselbe spiel
der einzige unterschied war
die angriffslinie von barcelona
hab ich vorgezeichnet
mit einem pinsel
ein korridor in den wolken
messi reitet den nebel
ob ein nicht-fussballfan das kapiert
diese schönheit

Februar 2017
Übersetzt von MW im Februar 2017

 

《梦(1001)》

本梦貌似无趣
从晨起到黄昏
我一直在犹豫
写还是不写
起因是夜半起来
看西班牙国王杯
半决赛次回合
巴萨打马竞
同样的一幕
照搬进梦中
唯一的区别
是巴萨的进攻线路
全被我用毛笔
勾勒出来
那条空中回廊般
腾云驾雾的
梅西走廊
非球迷感觉得到
这种美吗

 

Yi Sha
GARBEN

wie lange schon
sieht man man auf dem großen chinesischen festland
auf der großen leinwand
keine armen leute

Februar 2017
Übersetzt von MW im Februar 2017

 

《点射》

有多久
在大陆的大银幕上
看不到穷人了

 

Yi Sha
TRAUM 995

ich bin ein genialer detektiv

kombiniere dass
ein lustmörder
nach der leichenbeseitigung
seinen we-chat-usernamen ändert
seine postings
sind sicher sehr patriotisch
und chauvinistisch
so hab ich ihn gefangen

Februar 2017
Übersetzt von MW im Februar 2017

 

《梦(995)》

我是神探

我料定一个
强奸杀人犯
抛尸后必换
微信用户名
所发言论
必宣扬国家主义
和大男子主义
找到了凶手

yi_sha_in_jinan

NO SHIT!

十二月 22, 2016

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NO SHIT

the italian foreign minister says
on brettscheid square in berlin
memorial church right where the lorry
he says the suspect had been in prison
in tunisia and in italy
also in germany
normally it works out much better
in italy
normally they are good at deporting
what a relief

british foreign ministry in london
720 laptops went missing
unusually high number they say
no shit

MW December 2016

 

NO SHIT

der italienische außenminister sagt
auf dem brettscheidplatz in berlin
gedächtniskirche dort wo der lastwagen
er sagt der verdächtige war im gefängnis
in tunesien und in italien
und auch in deutschland
normalerweise funktioniere es besser
in italien
normalerweise schiebe man besser ab
was für ein trost

im britischen verteidigungsministerium in london
sind heuer 720 laptops verschwunden
eine ungewöhnlich hohe zahl heißt es
no shit

MW Dezember 2016

ÖSTERREICH 3

十一月 24, 2016
photo by David Howard

photo by David Howard

ÖSTERREICH 3

der billiganbieter
hat “für österreich”
mit schmalz und weihrauch
so wahr ihm seine goten helfen
und um den bauch
eine deutsche fahne
bei wichtigen anlässen
mit polizeischutz.

zu risiken und nebenwirkungen
fragen sie bitte
ihre vielbemühte
frau hausverstand.

MW November 2016

Photo by David Howard

Photo by David Howard

CLEARING THE SQUARE – 沈浩波

九月 8, 2016

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清场

沈浩波

无意中来到
天安门广场
惊讶地发现
竟空无一人
才想起今天
是六月三日
几辆警车
安静地停泊
像刚干完活儿的
除草机

2016.6.4

 

Shen Haobo
CLEARING

Accidentially
came to Tian’anmen Square.
Surprised to find
nobody there.
Then I remembered
it was June 3rd.
A few police cars
peacefully parked.
Weeding tools resting
when work is done.

6/4/1
Tr. MW, September 2016

DER MOND MUSS PERFEKT SEIN 《不敢不完美》 SHE HAS TO BE PERFECT

九月 6, 2016

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Martin Winter 維馬丁:

DER MOND MUSS PERFEKT SEIN 《不敢不完美》 SHE HAS TO BE PERFECT

POEMS IN ENGLISH, CHINESE AND GERMAN.

包括維馬丁寫的中文詩歌,英語詩歌被詩人伊沙譯成中文.

READING IN VIENNA ON OCTOBER 15, 2016!

Martin Winter & Juliane Adler lesen aus: Der Mond muss perfekt sein/ Yi Sha: Die Überquerung des gelben Flusses

 

Martin Winter, born 1966. Poet, translator. Studied in Vienna, Taipei etc. Worked in China etc. Writes in English, Chinese, German

Martin Winter, Dichter und Übersetzer. Studierte Germanistik und Sinologie, verbrachte 15 Jahre in China und Taiwan. Schreibt Gedichte auf Deutsch, Englisch, Chinesisch.

Mit einer Grafik der chinesischen Künstlerin Wang Qi 王琦画

Format: 14 x 20,4 cm
Seiten: 332
Fertigung: 1 s/w-Abbildung, Broschur
Preis/€: 15,00

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GRASS-MUD-HORSE – 小琼 [#张六毛]

十一月 6, 2015

Zhang Liumao poem

Xiaoqiong
GRASS-MUD-HORSE

They say, cursing isn’t right;
if you curse other people you have no breeding, no education.
I am fearful,
have to be very careful
to be a tasteful woman
in front of their eyes.

But today I decide
to break this commandment.
Today
I have to shout dirty words.

Zhang Liumao, born in Canton
on June 20, 1972,
detained on August 15, 2015
for “inciting trouble with words”.
On November 4 at three in the morning,
his family received a notice
from Canton #3 Detention Center,
to collect the ashes of Zhang Liumao.

When I heard this
I was taking a stroll
in a beautiful village.
It looked like a painting.
And I went spitting into the daisies:
Fuck you, fuck you ten thousand times!
Fuck your goddamn mother!
Then
I cleared my throat
and walked forth with great strides.

11/4/15
Tr. MW, Nov. 5, 2015

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Zhang Liumao Detention notice

梦见马非当警察 – I DREAMT MA FEI WAS A POLICEMAN

九月 1, 2015

Ma Fei 诗歌节

I DREAMED MA FEI WAS A POLICEMAN

i dreamt ma fei was a policeman
took yi sha many foreign poets and me
to the police station
because of public reciting of poetry
when we go in
yi sha shows his journalist’s card
it’s no use
we have to wait in the corridor
for a long time into the night
I wish he could just let us go
but he can’t

MW August 2015

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《梦见马非当警察》

梦见马非当警察
因为在公共场所念诗歌
把我和伊沙跟一批外国诗人
统统带到警察局
进去伊沙
展示记者证
没多少用处
我们在走廊等了很久
一直到黑夜
他不能放我们
好像不行

2015.8.10

Yi Sha mit Ma Fei

HAIRDRESSER – 聂权

八月 28, 2015

hairdresser

Nie Quan
HAIRDRESSER

hairdresser
I don’t know what became of him.

a hairdresser when I was young.
there was a stove with open fire.
red, very red.
sleepy lamplight.
suddenly, two policemen come in
like from a winter night.

“got to let him finish the job”
two policemen
take out one pair of handcuffs,
hairdresser doesn’t say anything.
he knows why they’ve come, he was waiting for them.
he just did my hair
silently, thoroughly.
sometimes his fingers trembled a little.
like on the rafters, all the cold straw
up where the light came in.

Tr. MW, August 2015

Nie Quan

WIEN, HELDENPLATZ

八月 28, 2015

reading in china

WIEN, HELDENPLATZ

ich war in einer funktion hier
als demonstrant
und als konzertgeher
am tag der befreiung
dürfen die rechten
nicht mehr marschieren
am abend spielen symphoniker
noch nicht so lang
unfertig, verloren
vom heldenplatz sieht man den flakturm.
so endet simon winders danubia
das beste buch über europa
und über österreich
sie wollten ihn kleiden
ein flakturm in italienischem marmor
weiß nicht ob das stimmt. aus dem inneren tor
bevor du hinauskommst, siehst du den turm
wenn du aufblickst, vielleicht auf dem fahrrad. jedenfalls auf der straße.
nicht wenn du auf dem platz bist. war winder auf dem balkon?

er hat leider recht. am turm erkennt man uns.

ebenso hässlich wie mao in peking

hoch auf dem turm hoch über dem platz.

nur viel viel schlimmer.

hässlich ist alles was toleriert wird

oder nur übersehen

obwohl es terror repräsentiert.
der platz ist ok. kinder spielen.
der platz ist verloren. wie tiananmen.
ball der verbindungen. rechte studenten.
gebt ihnen allen ganz schnelle wagen. einsame landstraßen.
die polizei darf alles absperren. die ganze innenstadt.
jedenfalls wo protestiert werden könnte.
einkesseln. jagen. mitnehmen. anklagen.
landfriedensbruch. auch wenn li peng kommt.
kroch hitler aus den ruinen von habsburg?
welche ruinen? besuchszeiten sind
alles ist wunderbar renoviert
das völkerkundemuseum
heißt jetzt irgendwie anders. etwas von welt.
der glanze heldenplatz zirka.

MW August 2015

Picture by Thomas Wong

Picture by Thomas Wong

QINGHAI POETRY FESTIVAL 2015

八月 11, 2015

《走向世界》

青海国际诗歌节
已经买了
向世界开放的
门票
诗人们可以
统统离开
走向世界

2015.8.11

Ich Shigejie

《梦见马非当警察》

梦见马非当警察
因为在公共场所念诗歌
把我和伊沙跟一批外国诗人
统统带到警察局
进去伊沙
展示记者证
没多少用处
我们在走廊等了很久
一直到黑夜
虽然做诗歌朋友
马非不能放我们
好像不行

2015.8.10

Yi Sha mit Ma Fei

《青海湖沙丘》

安静下来
可以安静下来
沙丘它每天
都安静下来
游客们来了
游客能玩
沙丘它可以
安静下来

2015.8.8

Hou Ma Shigejie

《美国革命诗人》

“中国革命是二十世纪
最伟大的革命!”
我们生活在
二十一世纪。
这位美国诗人
还喜欢生活
在上世纪六十年代。
不知道他是否读过
上世纪初写的AQ。

2015.8.9

Meiguoren1

《坐飞机》

水不像水
白云军队
白云的阴影
好像不走
陆地上也有
白云更密
就只有云
坐飞机为特权
虽然现在很多人坐飞机
坐飞机等于你有足够的钱
或你足够重要
坐飞机快
但飞机上时间多半是你的
可以看白云
可以看电影
可以聊天、睡觉
也可以写诗
当然如果每天坐飞机
就不同。
白云不同吗?
影子不同吗?
至少聊天、写诗
大概不同。

2015.8.4.

Lake rainbow

《詩人》

诗人
比较像孩子
失去了某种
大人的成分
所以叫诗人。

2015.8.4.

Yi Sha with Goethe and rainbow

EIN ALTER HERR – 吴雨伦

七月 30, 2015

grandfather

Wu Yulun
EIN ALTER HERR

er ist zoologe
zuerst war er soldat
mit 15 log er über sein alter, kam in die armee der republik
bis heute ist sein alter ein rätsel

er kämpfte in vietnam gegen franzosen
damals gab es die ganze zeit krieg
durch die kanonen bei dien bien phu
hörte er nichts mehr, obwohl sie dann siegten

später wurde er forscher
durchs qinling-gebirge, auf die hochebene
erforschte die yaks und moschushirsche der republik
durchquerte alaska mit amerikanischen imperialisten
obwohl er jetzt nicht mehr weiß ob der nordpol im meer ist

im alter betrogen ihn die betrüger der republik um den familienbesitz
leider zweifelt er noch an der polizei

Übersetzt von MW im Juli 2015

CHOPCHOPCURRYPOK IS CHARLIE HEBDO

二月 4, 2015

Chopchopcurrypok_is_Charlie_HebdoPlease click on the picture!

This is a very good article. One of the few very inspiring responses to these horrible attacks in Paris. I was involved in another response – I translated a text by Liao Yiwu 廖亦武, a Chinese writer in exile in Germany. I put it in a blog post here some two weeks ago, along with words by “Charb” from Charlie Hebdo and others. Liao Yiwu’s text first appeared in German in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. It is also available in English, on the website of the German Book Trade Organization. This response should equally be read by as many people as possible! Thank you very much, Soh Wee Ling! I went demonstrating in Vienna on January 11, and again on Friday, January 30, when the xenophobe Neo-Nazis had their ball in the historic halls of the Hofburg in Vienna, overlooking the Heldenplatz where Hitler spoke to eradicate Austria in 1938, cheered by thousands. We were around 5000-6000 at least all over the centre of Vienna, although the police had cordoned off a large area and many people had been arrested and criminalized last year. No windows broken this time, and hardly anyone injured. Some people always get angry, and there are Neo-Nazi sympathizers in the police and in parliament. And they have been tolerated and cosseted, and they were in government 2000-2006. Recently an editor of the newspaper Der Standard, which has been very much against the fascists, has actually suggested that the Social Democrats should consider working with the F-Party. In Germany, their slogans would not be allowed, and some of their leaders would be in prison. On the other hand, we have a cherished tradition of fierce satire in Austria. I read an article by the Jewish French-German writer Gina Lustiger, published in Die Welt. She also said, just like you Soh Wee Ling, that the Charlie Hebdo cartoons were aimed at the average French citizens, including the cartoonists themselves. She said she missed them very much, missed their incisive humour. And she emphasized that unless the French Jewish victims were equally respected, even if their relatives had them buried abroad, people had not understood what this was about. Unless you can imagine Charlie as a Turkish woman in a head scarf at a funeral in Jerusalem, she said. Thank you very much again!

ENTERING AMERICA – Yi Sha

十月 8, 2014

Yoga Room

Yi Sha
ENTERING AMERICA

I flew from beijing into detroit
and there I walked to immigration
facing two members
of the border police
one checking people
one checking luggage
I didn’t care what they were doing
I came prepared with one magic word
“I am a poet”
(from my successful experience
at the embassy getting a visa)
one policeman was old, one was young
but their expressions
surprised and delighted and even respectful
were exactly the same
over and over they stamped my passport
actually I had some experience before
this is not the first time I’m going abroad
except in my country where I keep quiet
I beat my chest everywhere and exclaim:
“I am a poet!”

shsh! don’t let the terrorists hear me
god bless america
and keep it safe

Sept. 27, 2014
Tr. MW, Oct. 2014

 

伊沙
《进入美国》

我从北京飞到底特律
并在此入境
一前一后
面对两位边检官
一个查人
一个查行李
我不管三七二十一
老子只有一个杀手锏
“我是诗人”
(那是从使馆签证官
那里得来的成功经验)
他俩一老一少
但脸上那种
又惊又喜又敬的表情
是一样的
钢印便重重地砸在
我的护照上
其实我似乎早有经验
又不是头一回出国
除了在自己祖国气不敢出
我他妈到哪儿都敢拍胸脯:
“我是诗人”

嘘!别让恐怖分子听了去
上帝保佑美利坚
还会继续保佑下去

Baum und Yi Sha

OUR PEOPLE

九月 26, 2014

2014-09 ILHAM TOHTI _CHINA-XINJIANG

OUR PEOPLE
– for Ilham Tohti

he cannot speak for his people
nobody can speak for our people
anyone who is not for our people
is against our people

he’s no mandela
how could mandela
speak for our people?

only our people
speak for our people

MW Sept. 2014

Tanks Uighur Girl

CHINA DOWN AT THE BOTTOM

八月 31, 2014

NorincoYi Sha
CHINA DOWN AT THE BOTTOM

Pigtail is meeting his friend at the tent.
“Bao, do you have cigarettes?”

That box of cigarettes was stolen,
just like the type 64 handgun up on the roof.

Bao sits on the bed in the construction tent.
He broke his leg when they ran with the pistol.

Bao wants to sell it
and go to the hospital to get his leg fixed.

Pigtail is all against that.
“Bao, they will take down your head!”

Bao starts to cry,
crying harder and harder: “Look at the state I’m in!”

“I haven’t eaten at all for two days.
You want my leg to stay broken?”

Now Pigtail starts crying.
He’s wiping his face: “Look at this state we’re in!”

Pigtail decides to sell the gun.
He sells the gun to Mr. Dong.

This was the beginning of a big case:
The 12/1/97 murders* in Xi’an.

On such a night everyone thinks of the murders
I think of Pigtail and of Young Bao.

These hopeless kids from the bottom of China,
this people’s poet can’t get them out of his head.

 

1998-1999
Tr. MW, August 2014

 

*This serial murder case from the beginning of 1998 was made into a TV series and broad-casted all over China in 1999 and 2000. The police gun mentioned in the poem was lost on December 1st, 1997, and the case was eventually named after that date. The police in Xi’an were pressured to solve the murders before March 31st, 1998, because US-President Clinton was coming to Xi’an in June. See John Pomfret in the Washington Post.
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WPcap/2000-01/13/086r-011300-idx.html)
伊沙
《中国底层》

辫子应约来到工棚
他说:“小保你有烟抽了?”

那盒烟也是偷来的
和棚顶上一把六四式手枪

小保在床上坐着
他的腿在干这件活儿逃跑时摔断了

小保想卖了那枪
然后去医院把自己的腿接上

辫子坚决不让
“小保,这可是要掉脑袋的!”

小保哭了
越哭越凶:“看我可怜的!”

他说:“我都两天没吃饭了
你忍心让我腿一直断着?”

辫子也哭了
他一抹眼泪:“看咱可怜的!”

辫子决定帮助小保卖枪
经他介绍把枪卖给一个姓董的

以上所述的是震惊全国的
西安12.1枪杀大案的开始

这样的夜晚别人都关心大案
我只关心辫子和小保

这些来自中国底层无望的孩子
让我这人民的诗人受不了

MOND NEUE WOHNUNG

六月 18, 2014

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der mond ist groß und hell hinterm haus gegenüber
nicht sehr weit oben, gleich über den kränen
der erste sommer im neuen haus
der erste winter, der erste frühling
der war nass und kühl
jetzt ist es richtig sommer geworden
so viele mohnblumen
so viele lichter
so viele neue wohnungen
und ein besetztes haus in der nähe
wahrscheinlich kommen die schmierer von dort
die unsere neuen häuser verschönern
ein sechzehnjähriger liegt noch im koma
nach einer ubahn-graffitti aktion
die polizei war offenbar gründlich
und die security der wiener linien
der mond ist rund und hell hinter wolken
gleich dort hinterm haus

MW Juni 2014

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IMAGINE ONE DAY

四月 6, 2014

Danshui

Huang Huang-Chin
IMAGINE ONE DAY

imagine many years later
can we still watch japanese cartoons
imagine letters we might receive
maybe with contents crossed out in red
imagine we could answer in peace
curious questions from our children

I will tell them about tonight
concise and in detail
so they can swiftly run to any crowded stage

I will tell them
peace is short-lived
struggle is constant
come on, go now
on this island
find your comrades
keep your loved ones
build your dream house
look for the nation of your ideals

raise all the flags
light every lamp
shout out your pursuits
warm winds will blow
coconuts sway
students, policemen sleeping together
rain will keep falling
till you wake up to a dry day

Tr. MW, Apr. 2014

 

黄煌智

想像一日

想像多年以後
還能一起看日本的卡通
想像收到的信中
不會有被紅線掩蓋的內容
想像我們終於可以
坦然面對孩子好奇的追問

我會把這個夜晚
細緻而簡潔的讓他知道
以便他能夠迅速的奔跑到任何一個擠滿人的現場

我會告訴他
和平是短暫的
抗爭是常態
快去吧
在這座島上
認出你的朋友
顧好你的愛人
蓋你夢中的樓房
找你理想的國家

把國旗都升起來
燈都打亮
把訴求都溫柔吶喊
看風吹過來
椰子樹影搖晃
學生和警察睡在一塊
讓雨延續
在乾燥的白天醒來

Hung Hung 鴻鴻占立法院詩歌: POEMS from PROTESTS in March 2014, invoking Erich FRIED

四月 1, 2014
Photo by Terry Lin

Photo by Terry Lin

Hung Hung
RAIN WASHING THE STREETS – WRITTEN BEFORE THE MARCH 30 PROTEST IN TAIPEI

every morning
I move the whip pressed on my face
take a good breath
so I can get up

every evening
I scrub the lies seared on my forehead
so I can sleep

there are some things you can’t move away
like the police stick in your shoulder blade

sometimes you don’t wake up from dreams
you lift your head to a forest of shields

a car leaving early, I don’t remember the number
a song we sang, I don’t remember the words
I don’t remember how far we walked
and didn’t give up

silent hospitals
silent holding cells
silent TVs
silent tourist hotels
silent concerts
silent barricades
silent mount ali, sun-moon-lake, taroko gorge tribal areas

one huge silence
from teeming noise
in a cold front from the mainland
shrouding Taiwan
particulates off the charts
until one black flood
breaks worn embankments
one hard rain on the president’s palace
and the sky of tonight
and the road of tomorrow
are swept very clean

3/30/14
Tr. MW, 4/1/14

HHMit “DIE GEWALT” von Erich Fried, übersetzt ins Chinesische von Hung Hung

鴻鴻

洗街雨──寫於330凱道反服貿前夕

每天早上
把壓在臉上的靴子移開
透一口氣
才能起床

每天晚上
用力搓洗烙在額頭的謊言
才能就寢

有些東西是移不走的
比如嵌在肩胛的警棍

有些夢是不會醒的
比如抬頭就得面對盾牌的叢林

不記得提前離開的那輛車的車牌
不記得一起唱的那首歌的歌詞
不記得我們走了多遠
還不放棄

沈默的醫院
沈默的拘留所
沈默的電視
沈默的觀光飯店
沈默的演唱會
沈默的拒馬
沈默的阿里山、日月潭、太魯閣的原住民部落

人聲鼎沸
的巨大沈默
隨著大陸冷氣團
籠罩全台
懸浮微粒指數超標
直到萬頃黑色海潮
衝破疲憊的堤岸
一陣大雨掃過總統府
把今夜的天空
明天的道路
洗得乾乾淨淨

Hung Hung reciting poems at the occupied Legislative Yuan

Hung Hung reciting poems at the occupied Legislative Yuan

Hung Hung
A Poem for #CongressOccupied Protesters in Taiwan,
different link: (https://www.oximity.com/article/A-Poem-for-CongressOccupied-Protesters-1)

鴻鴻
暴民之歌──聞318佔領立法院反服貿學生被媒體與立委指為暴民

我們來了,夏天也來了
我們的腳步,可以溫柔也可以堅定
我們的聲音,可以優美也可以嘶啞
我們的拳頭,可以揮向天空也可以揮向不義
我們的心,可以是血的紅也可以是青草的綠
我們越過圍牆佔領這條街、這個廣場、這個堡壘
當別人把這裡當作提款機、當作傳聲筒、當作逃生梯
我們把這裡當作溫暖的搖籃,當作哺育稻米的農田,當作未來之歌的錄音間
我們歌唱,對,我們歌唱
我們用歌唱佔領一個原該屬於我們的國家,原該保護我們的政府,原該支持我們生存的殿堂
把它從墳墓變成子宮,從垃圾堆變成果園,從地獄變成天堂
甚至我們不奢求天堂,我們垂下眼睛,把這裡當作自己的家
今夜,原不相識的你我,在這裡多元成家
今夜,我們甘願做愛的暴民
就像五二0訴願農民那樣的暴民
就像六四天安門學生那樣的暴民
就像把美麗島當號角的那樣的暴民
就像用野百合、用茉莉花改變世界的那樣的暴民
就像以自焚為武器的鄭南榕那樣的暴民
不過今夜,我們不焚燒自己
我們焚燒這嚴寒的冬夜
讓夏天一夜之間,來到我們眼前!

Photo by Teddy Wang

Photo by Teddy Wang

Hung Hung
Lady Liberty’s Sword

Obama gave his yearly trade report, he wants to sell American pork to Taiwan. Obama is the first African American president. Black people are saved, pigs aren’t saved. Neither are cows. No matter how many hormones they feed them, all humanity has to eat your meat, and it has to be minced, so you don’t know which piece is an eye that saw the sky or a butt tired from needles. Nowadays no-one will eat black people. But there are people who want to swallow Ukrainians, Uighurs, Tibetans. They try out nuclear bombs at Lop Nor, they shoot a movie at Chernobyl, they build a nuclear power plant in Gongliao in Taiwan. Obama is happy to sell uranium for Taiwan nuclear power, I guess Americans like to eat up Taiwanese, barbecued by the torch of the Statue of Liberty. At the beginning of Kafka’s novel “America”, Lady Liberty’s torch is mistaken for a sword, piercing the suddenly brightening sky. Actually, isn’t it really a sword? Lady Liberty wielding the sword, cowering beauty beyond compare. America the beautiful. Beautiful cows, beautiful pigs, beautiful people. But definitions of beauty are changing. Beautiful Oscar movies, a junkie or a female star in a breakdown, garbage floating in space, we have to get membership, purchase tickets online, complete with Coke and popcorn (from genetically modified American corn), and put on our 3D glasses to see it all clearly.
Tr. MW, 4/1/14

鴻鴻

自由女神的劍

歐巴馬年度貿易報告,想把美豬賣給台灣。歐巴馬是美國第一位黑人總統。黑人得救了,豬沒有得救。美牛也沒有。不管被餵了多少藥物殘留,人類還是要吃你的肉,而且是絞碎了吃,分不出哪一塊是你望過藍天的眼或針孔累累的臀。現在已經沒有人會吃黑人。但是還有人想吃烏克蘭人,維族人,藏人。在羅布泊做核武試爆,去車諾比拍災難片,在貢寮蓋核電廠。歐巴馬很樂意賣原料給核四,原來美國人也吃台灣人,只是要先用自由女神的火炬烤一烤。卡夫卡寫過一本《美國》,一開始就把女神的火炬誤以為是一把劍,刺向突然亮起來的天空。那其實是一把劍不是嗎?女神揮劍恫嚇的姿態優美絕倫。我以為美牛、美豬、美人都是美的。然而美的定義已經改變了。美是奧斯卡獎頒給的嗑藥英雄和崩潰的女星、在太空中飛行的垃圾,我們要加入會員、電腦訂票、並搭配可樂和爆米花(也是基因改造的美玉米),戴上3D眼鏡才能看清楚。

Photo from Hung Hung's Facebook page

Photo from Hung Hung’s Facebook page

GOOD PEOPLE

三月 24, 2014

Taiwan

Lakuz Lee
GOOD PEOPLE

all around us the world is full of good people.

all these good people at school want to lend you a pencil.
all these good people will rush to pull you up when you fall down.
all these good people won’t help you when you are bullied.
because to the bullies they are also good schoolmates.

all these good people at the army will polish your boots and stand guard for you.
all these good people will lend you money so you can get back to your hometown.
all these good people won’t help you if you are bullied.
because to the sergeant they are also good soldiers.

all these good people at work want to brew you a coffee.
all these good people will listen all night when you’re broken-hearted.
all these good people won’t help you if the boss shouts at you.
because to the boss they are also good workers.

all these good people on the street will pick up your things when you drop them.
all these good people want to give you directions when you are lost.
all these good people won’t help you when your house gets torn down.
because to the government they are also good citizens.

some of these good people will become good police.
some of these good police will protect you against violence.
all these good police won’t help you if there are bad policemen who beat you.
because to the bad policemen they are also good comrades.

all around us the world is full of good people.
all these good people are filled with good intentions.
our world depends on cooperation among these good people.
when it is time we need to stand up by ourselves and step past good people.

2014-03-24
Tr. MW, 2014-03-24

這個世界我們的身邊充斥著一群好人。

這些好人在學校會借你忘了帶的鉛筆。
這些好人在你跌倒時會適時扶你一把。
這些好人在你被惡人欺侮時不會幫你。
因為對惡人來說他們也是一個好同學。

這些好人在軍隊會幫你擦皮鞋站衛兵。
這些好人在你沒錢時會借你錢回故鄉。
這些好人在你被班長欺侮時不會幫你。
因為對班長來說他們也是一個好軍人。

這些好人在公司會幫你泡咖啡關心你。
這些好人在你失戀時會熬夜陪你談心。
這些好人在你被上司辱罵時不會幫你。
因為對上司來說他們也是一個好工人。

這些好人在街上會幫你撿起掉的東西。
這些好人在你找不到路時會主動指引。
這些好人在你房子被強拆時不會幫你。
因為對政府來說他們也是一個好公民。

這些好人後來有些變成了好警察杯杯。
這些好警察在你被暴力相對時保護你。
這些好警察在你被惡警偷打時不會阻止他們。
因為對其他惡警來說他也是一個好人。

這個世界我們的身邊充斥著一群好人。
這群好人是這個世界裡一股善的意念。
我們的世界需要這群好人互助且關心。
必要時我們必須自己站出來跨過好人。

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LIU XIA

一月 11, 2014

Link to video: Nobel peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo’s wife reads poem from house arrest – videoLiu Xia Article

法蘭克福匯報FAZ劉霞文

BIRDS OF PASSAGE

二月 13, 2013

Happy year of the snake! How are you doing? I have just finished translating an essay on bonsais in jail. From Chinese into German. Spring in a Prison Cell, by Shi Mingde (Shih Ming-te) 施明德, written in August 1989. He was Taiwan’s Liu Xiaobo. Released in the early 1990s, after 25 years in jail. Nearly executed in 1980 after organizing the Formosa protests. Arrested again in 1997, campaigning for direct presidential elections. Organized protests against corruption in 2006.
His older brother Shi Mingzheng died in a hunger strike in August 1988.

If you feel like it, please tell me how you like the following poem. Or the translation. Shorter words are easier to fit in a rhythm.

Have a good year!

Martin

 

Shi Mingzheng (1982)

BIRDS OF PASSAGE

Yes, we are September birds, arriving
on this western pacific island, panting;
marveling at the island’s beauty;
riding the breeze, changing into the foam, soaring over Green Island’s blue skies

We have wings to adore.
We don’t need passports or border controls.
We don’t have professions or housing,
picking grain anywhere, sleeping where we can rest.

We don’t have jails, no informing and framing,
no scaffolds or labor camps, no exploitation.
We eat what we find, at most we have children exploiting their parents.
We don’t have assassinations.

And so we don’t have police and informers.
We don’t have thugs performing as agents.
We have the freedom you people are craving, but if you catch us
We end up on sticks for your peace-loving teeth.

Tr. MW, Feb. 2013

施明正 (1982)

候鳥

是的,我們是九月的候鳥到達
西太平洋的孤島,我們喘息
我們羨慕島嶼的美麗風光
我們駕著和風,化成浪花,在綠島的藍空翻騰

我們長著令人羨慕的翅膀
我們不必護照,我們隨時翻騰人造的國境
我們沒有職業,沒有房屋
可是到處是糧,隨地是家

我們沒有牢獄,沒有告密、誣告
沒有死刑、勞役、剝削
我們自找自吃,頂多只在兒時剝削過雙親的口糧
當然,我們也沒有暗殺

因此我們也就沒有線民與警察
更沒有冒充特務的流氓
我們雖有人類羨慕的自由,可是佈著陷阱
把我們考成一串鳥仔疤的,竟是高呼自由與和平的人

Abstimmung 票決

一月 20, 2013

Für Zivildienst. Und ein Bundesheer mit breiter Bevölkerungsbasis. Wenn überhaupt ein Heer. Aber zur Polizei hab ich kaum Vertrauen. Wir sind neutral. Nicht bei der NATO. Vertrau ich der Polizei? Warum soll ich einem Berufsheer vertrauen? Wir gehen jetzt zur Flüchtlingsdemo. 13:30 beim Volkstheater. Bis dann, alles Gute. Martin Both females  Bock.jpg large Beim Seiteneingang BarBusch

We had a vote about our military in Austria on the weekend. And a demonstration for refugees on hunger strike. Complete with a huge Sachertorte. For the protesters. In commemoration of the “Lichtermeer” against racism and xenophobia in Vienna 20 years ago. I didn’t know if I was going to vote, on Sunday morning. So I got Jackie to call our old friend, Gen. A., her employer in Beijing. The Social Democrats wanted to abolish the draft. But some prominent Social Democrats wanted to keep it, incl. the president. General A. is Social Democrat. But he said if the draft is abolished, they will only get certain segments of the population as recruits. You can do all sorts of other things instead of going to the army. Work in a hospital, teach German to refugees (what I did), even go to Qiqiha’er 齊齊哈爾 for a year. (Here is another report in German, translated from 齊齊哈爾日報)。 It’s not that bad if every healthy young man is required to do something for the community. That was my reasoning. When I did that alternative community service thing, we had to do some training at first for being able to help in case of floods, storms etc. That boat thing was fun. The guy in our group whose parents were in the far-right Freedom Party volunteered and was the first to try and row to an island in the icy Danube. Boat leaked. He didn’t get very far. They sent him to hospital. He was ok. Later on he had to teach German to refugees, helping me. He wasn’t bad, they liked him. He really tried, and I’m quite sure his attitude to refugees etc. changed.

LILI’S STORY 麗麗傳

十月 9, 2012

Lili

Zhao Siyun
Lili’s Story

My name is Lili Wu
Nine years old
born in North Zhufeng, Tongshi;
Pingyi County, Linyi City district.
When I was very small
My parents were divorced.
I went to live with Mama and Grandma.
Now I am in 3rd grade at South Fuwan primary school.
I like English.
Got 80% in my last exam.
The math teacher is nice to me.
The ethics teacher is nice to me.
But
I haven’t gone to school for 4 months.
On May 30 this year
During Chinese lesson with our class advisor
Vice-principal Jiang Feng
Called me to the music classroom,
Principal Wang Jiasheng was there, too.
They gave me sweet pills
And took off my pants.
Wang Jiasheng put his weewee into my little hole
When Wang Jiasheng came out
Jiang Feng went in
They told me
Not to tell Mama
Otherwise they wouldn’t let me go to school here
And they would kill me and my mom.
They told me many times.
(Then I must have fainted.
Hearing screams
Class advisor Chen Yongxiang came running.
She pulled up my pants.
Then someone lifted me up
Put me in Wang Jiasheng’s car
And brought me to the clinic on the right side of the gate.
My classmate Xiao Wen wrote all this down on paper.
She said
Other kids saw it too.
On that day
I should have been home at twelve
When I came home at 1:30 p.m
Tottering left and right all the way to our door
Grandma had been waiting on the corner for a long time.
When I was home I wanted to throw up
Didn’t want to eat
Mama wasn’t home
She was at the county hospital visiting a relative
Didn’t come home till the evening
My face, hands and feet were all white
That evening
A nice teacher called Mama
Told her I had been raped by Wang Jiasheng and Jiang Feng
I liked going to school before
Now I don’t dare to go
When school is mentioned I break out in sobs
I am afraid
I took a rest at home for a month
On July 2nd, Mama went with me
To the Pingyi County People’s Hospital for a checkup
The medical record was written a follows
Patient complains of small bleeding in vagina
Accompanied by discharge for over one month.
Recent medical history:
Complains of vaginal pain, red spots, much discharge,
feels like another person forced in his sexual organ
Physical examination:
Normal vulva development
Hymen opening greatly slackened
Old fissures at #3, #8
No other …(I cannot read the writing)
Initial diagnosis:
Hymen ruptured, slackened
Actually
From last winter
I had been bleeding
One day I came home in the evening
There was blood on my legs
I wiped it off with paper
Mama has also helped me wipe it
Last winter
Wang Jiasheng and Jiang Feng
Put their cocks into my little hole several times
After school
I felt dizzy, sick, burning
Mama didn’t know then
She took me to the clinic to get some cold medicine
All winter
I got shots, took pills
Mama went to the police
People’s Police Uncles from the criminal police
Went to Xiao Wen’s home several times
So her folks complained at our house
They said Xiao Wen was frightened
And would hardly dare to go to school
So Xiao Wen said her testimony was instigated by my mom
The teacher who had called my mom that evening
Also denied it
The doctor at the clinic said first I was brought in unconscious
But then they said I came in with the principal and two classmates for checkups and shots
Reporters from the province came to our village
They interviewed six children on their way home from school
Five said they didn’t know anything
Another girl
Did not say a word
Our class advisor said
She took a bribe from my mom
She said my mom made her give false testimony
She said I was in class all day as always
She never pulled up my pants
Over one month later
I had another checkup at Pingyi County People’s Hospital
The results were the same
On Sept. 19th, 2012
Wang Jiasheng declared online
The whole affair was all defamation
Jiang Feng also declared
It was a frame-up, made up
To attain some unspeakable purpose
The Pingyi police
Said conditions were not fulfilled
For prosecution

2012-10-06

Tr. MW Oct. 2012

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赵思运//丽丽传/我叫吴丽丽/9岁/出生在临沂市平邑县铜石镇北诸冯村/我很小的时候/爸爸妈妈就离婚了/我一直跟着妈妈姥姥过/现在南阜完小学读三年级/我喜欢英语/考了80分/数学老师对我好/品德老师对我好/但是/我已经4个多月没有上学了//今年5月30日/在上班主任的语文课时/副校长姜锋/把我叫到了音乐教室/校长王加生也在/他们喂我吃糖丸/脱了我的裤子/王加生把他的鸡鸡放到我的窝窝里/王加生出来后/姜锋又进去的/他们跟我说/到家不能告诉俺妈/要不就不让我在这上学了/把我跟俺妈都弄死/这话说过好多次了/(后来我被他们弄得昏迷了/听到喊叫声/班主任沈永祥老师跑过来/给我穿上裤子/然后有人把我扛起来/塞到王加生的车里/送到大门右侧的诊所/这些都是我同学小文后来在纸上写的/她说/班上还有其他小孩看到了)/那天/我原本应该在十二点回家的/一直到下午一点半还未到家/我东斜西歪地回到家门口时/姥姥在路口已经等了很久很久了/回到家我就想吐/不想吃饭/妈妈没有在家/她正在县城医院陪护亲人/直到晚上才回家/我脸和手脚都发白/当晚/学校有位好心的老师曾打电话给妈妈/告诉她我被王加生和姜锋强奸了/本来我很喜欢上学/现在我不敢去学校了/一提上学我就哇哇大哭/害怕/在家休息了一个月/7月2日,妈妈带着我/去平邑县人民医院做了检查/病历诊断是这样写的/主诉:/阴道少量流血,伴分泌物多一个月/现病史:/自述近一个月来,外阴疼,少量见红,分泌物多,觉别人用生殖器强进/体检:/外阴发育正常/阴道处女膜口大松弛/见3点、8点出有陈旧性裂口/其他不……(此处字迹看不清楚)/初步诊断:/处女膜外口破裂松弛/其实/从去年冬天/我下身就出血/有一次晚上回家后/腿上有血/我自己拿纸擦了擦/妈妈也给我擦过/去年冬天/王加生和姜锋/就有几次把鸡鸡放进我的窝窝里/放学的时候/我头晕恶心身子发热/妈妈那时什么都不知道/就带我到诊所开点感冒药/上个冬天/我一直都在打针吃药/妈妈报案了/刑警大队的民警叔叔/几次到过小文家里询问/小文的家人就到我家吵闹/说小文吓得/都快不敢去上学了/小文就说那证词是我妈妈教唆的/那天晚上电话提醒我妈妈的老师/也不承认了/诊所的医生第一次说我是昏迷中去的/后来说是校长跟两个同学陪我去打针看病的/省里的记者到俺村头了/问了6个回家的学生/有5个说不知道/另一个女孩/从头至尾一句话也不说/班主任老师说/她接受了我妈妈的贿赂/说我妈妈让她作伪证/她说我一天都在正常上课/她没有给我穿裤子/一个多月之后/我又到平邑县人民医院做检查/这两次的检查结果是一样的/2012年9月19日/王加生在网上发布声明/说这事纯属污蔑/姜锋也发了声明/说这事是诬告、陷害/是为了达到不可告人的目的/平邑警方/说是条件不足/没有立案/2012年10月6日
素材源自人民网 http://edu.people.com.cn/n/2012/0930/c1006-19159472-1.html

Happy_International_Day_for_the_Blind_Chen_Guangchen!

Moroccan Fountain

十月 3, 2012

Moroccan Fountain, Vienna
Marokkanergasse, Vienna

the sun is streaming
against the mosaic.
the fountain’s broken,
turned off.
the people are busy, most of them.
it’s 9 am.
shopping, smoking.
high heels. maybe productive.
in jackets and scarves.
it’s chilly compared with a few days ago.
for a moment, the sun.
the warm morning sun.

MW August 2012

From August 28. 周二,8月28日。 The sun was on the door at eight or nine. In the afternoon it’s around the corner. The door to the street is over 100 years old, like the house. Military officer’s quarters, originally. Our apartment is downstairs, ground floor. Still expensive, inner city. The picture is from May. The pictures below are from Beijing. Click on them and get to a song of healthy food.

龍年快樂!

一月 24, 2012

Photo by Ronnie Niedermeyer

祝大家2012龍年一切順利,願比2000年更好!
這幾天記得2000年,那時候我們第一年一直住在北京,住靜安裡,挨著左家莊。2000年天氣特別壞,到六月份才下雨。元旦電視上記得那时候的主席帶火把跑上世紀壇台階。也許有點像去年在台灣慶祝辛亥革命100年的奢侈。台灣聽說費用非常大,很多人大概不覺得記住1911年的一些象徵值得花他們交稅的錢。
那時候在北京很多民房可以看到支持那時候流行的氣功教會、詛咒那时候的主席和执政黨的塗鴉。不只是小區裡牆上樓梯裡等等,也有三環的地下通道等地方。那時候北京還禁止放炮,但越來越多人不管,包括警察。給他們這樣一點的自由就是很好的活門。2000 war auch ein Drachenjahr. In Beijing hat es im Juni zum ersten Mal richtig geregnet, die Sandstürme waren dementsprechend. Jiang Zemin lief am Neujahrstag mit einer Fackel das brandneue Milleniumsmonument hinauf. An vielen Hauswänden, in Stiegenhäusern, aber auch in Unterführungen unter den größten Straßen gab es Graffiti gegen Jiang und die KP, und für Falungong. Feuerwerk in der Stadt war noch nicht wieder erlaubt, wurde aber immer mehr toleriert. Die Blockfrauen fuhren mit einem VW-Bus durch den Hof und kämpften mit einem Megaphon gegen die Knaller. Sie wurden völlig eingenebelt und kamen kaum durch. Aber vielleicht war das 2002, 2000 wohnten wir noch in einem kleineren Hof.
大陸慶祝2000年的費用比起來也許不算多。共產黨慶祝2000年,因為馬恩主義肯定19世紀的西方發展,西方日曆就是共用的日曆。所有國家和地區都要跟著西方發展,並盡量超過西方。只是把黑格爾的歷史觀變成為無產階級當基本的社會制度。其實物產階級都是基本,每有便宜的工人無論什麼社會都不能發展很快。中國大陸改革開放的經濟模式肯定西方19世紀的一些經驗。因為有很多便宜的工人,經濟上到現在一直發展讓人嫉妒。只是價值上還一直停止在19世紀的西方。馬克思、恩格斯講的造反真的有理,可以說就是實現人類最基本的權利,而且馬克思、恩格斯關心整個世界,比現在德國、奧地利等等地方差不多到了週末都是說我們的社會怎樣那樣,所講的“我們”必定是歐盟最富裕的小組,哪怕說窮人,用“我們”這個詞彙就是奧地利說德語看講究的報紙的“我們”,要不就是歐盟裡有功夫搞理想的青年和有錢的大人,還有那兩種之間的一些讀者。馬克思、恩格斯在一百五十年前已經有很開放的世界觀,比現在很多人都開放。那時候馬克思、恩格斯的價值跟2011年在世界各地講革命、講更換社會制度有很基本的共識。他們那時候知道那時候歐美經濟制度的一些短處和限制。2011年、2012年的思想,至少在大部分媒體所看到、聽到的思想,大部分都肯定西方19世紀的想法。很少有人像馬克思、恩格斯挑戰經濟、社會的體制。中國大陸在天安門有世界人民團結起來的標語,是19世紀理想主義者的回音,包括馬克思、恩格斯等等。從現在看到他們是理想主義者,不像20世紀的革命家主要實現自己利益集團小組的權利,順便也講究思想。思想當實現小組的權利的工具。所以天安門二十多年來國際上都當悲劇的象徵。
中國大陸繼續肯定一些西方19世紀的經濟和價值,肯定不是理想的價值。歐洲媒體都比較自由,都報到去年阿拉伯之春、“我們是99%”等等運動都很興奮。但他們有一些基本的限制。2009年奧地利警察故意射死一個14歲的孩子,另一個孩子重傷。他們在超級市場偷東西,沒有武器。奧地利大部分報刊都站在警察的一邊。最後法官雖然判斷追獵和從後面殺死孩子做得不對,但還是讓的那位射手繼續工作,持續帶槍。在經濟方面,奧地利媒體和社會體制同樣顯得很限制。2012年一月份美國 Standard & Poor (名字直接翻譯就是“標準和貧窮”)財政顧問組織判定歐洲很多國家不是最好的投資對象。像他們那樣的財政顧問集團還有Moody’s、Finch等等,都在美國。他們在2011年一直說歐洲很多國家,包括最大的和最富裕的經濟當投資對象都不如美國。同時在無論什麼地區的媒體,無論美國、歐洲、亞洲等等都沒聽說過美國經濟和財政很健康,比法國等等健康的道理。但歐洲各地還是都繼續跟美國財政顧問組織合作,很缺乏講體制問題的討論。
不願意討論自己社會的體制問題,所以每次因為阿拉伯之春、因為艾未未、劉賢斌,因為2011年12月和2011年一月份中國大陸判重刑的知識分子有或大或小一點的新聞,有的讀者也許一時很興奮,但總編輯每次很快都健忘。反正有經濟問題。MIT DEM KOPF DURCH DIE CHINESISCHE MAUER lautet der Titel der Ausgabe 62. Bitte Beiträge (Prosa, Lyrik, Drama, Essay, Foto, Grafik, Kunst) als Openoffice-Dokument (zur Not MS-DOC, maximal circa 10.000 Zeichen/Text) beziehungsweise *.JPG / *.TIFF per email an wienzeile-redaktion@wienzeile.cc Wir können kein Honorar zahlen, die ausgewählten Autoren erhalten Belegexemplare. Das Copyright bliebt wie immer bei den Autoren. Einsendeschluss ist der 25.3.2012
跟你們說過,維也納文學雜誌 Wienzeile 在2012年春天有中華專輯。我們對中華文化涉及的所有地區的問題都感興趣,包括中國大陸和台灣的異族,等於不是漢人或不是漢語、不倡導國語的文化,也包括本人或家族從中國等地區來的,在世界各地生存的文化,只要在某種方面跟中華文化、歷史等等有關係的。德語題名為 Mit dem Kopf durch die Chinesische Mauer。直接翻譯就是人頭穿長城。低頭撞牆本來不是很健康的做法吧。但這幾年來無論中國大陸的官方或歐洲等地方的限制都沒辦法完全活埋社會的一些討論,包括所謂新媒體,像中國的微博。我們編輯這份雜誌請大家提供自己做的文章和圖案。投稿可以用中文或英語,我們會譯成德語。目前我們不能給稿酬,但每位作者會收到幾分雜誌。
而且請你們提供你們想這分專輯也許能收容的作家和信息的線索,多謝!

維馬丁 敬上

Ai Weiwei’s wife Lu Qing writes to National People’s Congress

九月 30, 2011

Lu Qing’s letter to China’s National People’s Congress from Sept. 28 (working translation)

Expressing an opinion on Amendments to The People’s Republic of China’s Criminal Procedure Code (draft legislation)

To the Working Committee For The Rule of Law of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress:

As an ordinary citizen, I have seen that the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress has publicly requested opinions on draft legislation for amendments to The People’s Republic of China’s Criminal Procedure Code. Paragraph 30 of the amendment stipulates that public security organs can, under special exceptions, set up a place for a suspect to live under surveillance without notifying the family. Paragraphs 36 and 39 stipulate the special exceptions in which arrest or detention by public security organs can take place without family notification. This means that a Chinese citizen cannot have protection of his or her most basic rights. Residential Surveillance [originally conceived as house arrest] thus becomes secret detention, this is a blatant violation of the constitution. I ask the National People’s Congress, when you debate paragraphs 30, 36 and 39 of the amendment, not to pass the special exemptions. In this way you can clearly state that when public security organs take up forceful measures of detention, arrest or surveillance against any citizen, they should notify the family without exemption and within the period stipulated by law.

My name is Lu Qing, citizen of China, I am a painter. My husband Ai Weiwei, artist, architect and participant in civil society, designer for FAKE Cultural Development Ltd., was taken away at customs at Beijing International Airport. He disappeared for 81 days. We did not receive any notification from the authorities. We did not know why he was kidnapped, where he was held, or about his health condition.

Family and friends were all very worried and angry about his disappearance. Ai Weiwe’s mother, who is over 80 years old, worried day and night. She could hardly sleep or eat and had to take medication. It was a huge mental and physical strain on her. Family members have tried to get information from any direction, reported the case at police stations both where he disappeared, where he had lived and where he was registered. We wrote Missing Person ads and sent letters to the Beijing City Police Bureau, the Procurator’s Office, the Politics and Law Commission, the Discipline Inspection Commission and the Ministry of Public Security, without receiving any answer. Ai Weiwei’s disappearance for 81 days was very harmful for the physical and mental state of his family.

On June 22, Ai Weiwei was “released on bail to await trial” and returned home. [Again], we have not received any notice from the public security organs. After he was taken away by public security organs, they demanded he sign a notice about “residential surveillance” before they brought him to a secret place in the outskirts of Beijing.

When a citizen is taken away by public security, the family should be notified, to honor one the most basic human rights of a citizen. Family members are not co-defendants. They should have a right to know. If a society loses the protection of a citizen’s most basic rights, this is harmful for the whole society.

A cultured nation should respect the most basic rights of a person. If the above measures are passed, it will be a regression for China’s legal system, the deterioration of human rights, and will be a hindrance to the progress of our civilization. I hope that the current modification of amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code could restrain the arbitrariness the public security organs display in upholding law and order. I hope that citizens receive legal protection before the arm of the law, so that the basic human rights as they appear in the constitution are truly recognized.

Signed: Lu Qing, 2011-09-28

See the Reuters article

See the original Chinese text
Photos by Ai Weiwei, from Google+

Liu Xiaobo bio bibliography

十一月 30, 2010

Bei Ling’s biography of Liu Xiaobo comes out in German on Dec. 9, 2010

Bibliography/ Bibliographie/ 參考資料目錄

 

Fragen

三月 14, 2010

Darf man fragen?

Darf man Kinder einfach toeten?
Muss man einen Antrag stellen?
Wofuer ist man Polizist?
Wofuer ist man Freund und Helfer?
Polizisten duerfen schiessen
Polizisten schuetzen uns
Polizisten schieben ab
Polizisten kleben zu
Arbeit fuer Gerechtigtkeit
Werbung fuer die Polizei
Klebt an vielen Strassenecken
Darf man Kinder einfach toeten?
Fragt die grossen Zeitungen
Muessen Kinder ins Gefaengnis
Weil sie hier nicht bleiben duerfen?
Darf man Menschen einfach toeten?
Muss man einen Antrag stellen?
Muss man Dokumente bringen?
Muss man auf die Uhrzeit achten?
Muss man eine Nummer ziehen?
Wofuer ist man integriert?
Was darf man in Oesterreich?
Darf man leugnen, was geschah?
Wofuer gibt es eine Wahl?
Gibt es keine Kandidaten?
Jede Woche eine Schande?
So viele Zeitungen
So viele Fragen

MW Maerz 2010

http://www.fussballverbindet.org

May I ask?

Will they let you kill a child?
Do you need an application?
Will they let you work again?
Can you be a good policeman?
Are you going to protect us?
Are you going to deport us?
Maybe you’ll deport our neighbours?
Maybe gag them on the plane
Maybe they are still policemen
Those who gagged and killed that guy
Can they put a child in jail
And deport a nine-year-old
Because he’s from Kosovo
And they say the war is over
Who cares what his friends are saying
Or his teachers, or his town
Here in lovely Austria
You can be a candidate
Candidate for president
If the papers will support you
Say you are for law and order
Maybe you are just a Nazi
Hardly anybody cares
Will you go and work for justice
Come and work for the police
Let me just describe the poster
Justice is the only word
There’s the word, and there are handcuffs
Handcuffs on a pair of hands
Posters are in every school
Many streets and public buildings
Will they let you kill a child?
Do you need to take a number?
If the papers will support you
May I ask another day?

MW March 2010

AN EINEM VERSCHNEITEN TAG 雪天裡的幾種事物 – 伊沙 Yi Sha: POLICE CAR, POET, SNOW

一月 11, 2010

Yi Sha nearly 50

Yi Sha

AN EINEM VERSCHNEITEN TAG

an einem verschneiten tag
spritzt matsch auf der strasse
einmalig auf dieser welt
brüllend wie sonst
ein polizeiwagen
flott unterwegs
und sehr unterhaltsam
in seinem kleid
ganz gleich wie er drängt
das kriegt er nicht runter
auf einmal ganz gleich
nicht zu unterscheiden
von anderen autos
sie schleichen daher
wie leichenwagen
das macht ihn nervös

von seinen rädern
spritzte der schmutz
auf den der vorbeikam
den stapfenden zeugen
dem kamen die tränen
es dachte der dichter
an die poesie
die sei doch wie schnee
in beziehung
zum wagen des staates
Übersetzt von MW im Februar 2008

Quelle: http://china.poetryinternational.org

Snow

Urumqi and Kashgar

八月 4, 2009

Ana Escobedo, founder of the Facebook Cause Save Kashgar, has written a blog article for Saving Antiquities. It can be found at http://safecorner.savingantiquities.org/2009/08/saving-kashgar.html. I like Ana’s article very much, and I have great respect for her dedication. As Ana suggests, it is apparent that a lack of awareness for cultural heritage is directly connected to the social problems behind the July 5 incident. There is a lack of respect for culture that goes back to the Cultural Revolution and earlier. Tianjin is being destroyed, too, like many, many culturally rich places in China. There is no “rational” progress behind much of the demolition, but it’s always a great step forward for the developing companies and the party secretaries in their pay. Yes, many old streets and houses in many cities were in a sorry condition due to decades of neglect. It’s not easy to renovate them. Beijing has finally begun to rebuild some courtyard houses. At the same time they tore down the whole Qianmen area at the south of Tian’anmen Square and replaced it with a sort of Disneyland. Protests and suicides because of the demolitions in various cities have been in the news for years. In China, Southern Weekend (Nanfang Zhoumo) and other media have often reported on housing and cultural heritage problems. Most of the time they are allowed to do that. They cannot report on the arrest of dissidents such as Prof. Ilham Tohti of Central Nationalities University in Beijing. He has been detained since August 8. Amnesty International has issued an appeal for writing petitions in English and Chinese to the Chinese Prime Minister and other figures, because Prof Tohti has not been heard of since his arrest, raising fears for his health. Cases of torture and death in police custody are not unheard of in many parts of China (and other countries, of course). See http://www.chinafreepress.org/publish/Othernews/Petition_for_Ilham_Tohti_under_detention_presented_by_Wang_Lixiong.shtml, or http://bit.ly/q3BX4.
Yes, I think that Ana is right, raising awareness is crucial. One thing that has been lacking on the Uyghur support groups side is an outspoken condemnation of the massive looting and killing on July 5th in Urumqi. Yes, the demonstrations may have been peaceful in the beginning, just like in Lhasa last year, and maybe the police could have prevented them from turning violent, or maybe they could have at least contained them. And yes, thousands of Uyghurs have been arrested, some have been killed, and no one knows how many of them didn’t have any connection to the violence at all. But still: Both the Dalai Lama and Mrs. Rebiya Kadeer should have condemned the looting and killing in Lhasa and in Urumqi. The Dalai Lama said he prayed for victims on all sides, but that’s not enough. And the Uighur support groups such as Save Kashgar should have swiftly and loudly condemned the massive looting and killing by Uyghurs. Instead, Ana told us on Facebook that many Uyghurs may have died in Urumqi. Just that, as far as I have noticed. It was the same lack of awareness that was apparent after the Lhasa riot last year. So maybe there is a lack of awareness on both sides. Anyway, let us try to help in any way we can think of. Unfortunately, social websites such as Facebook and Twitter and their Chinese equivalents have been widely blocked and closed in China. The blocking of Facebook was said to be in response of aggressive Uighur support groups. They were mostly not aggressive at all, but they did fail to condemn the Uyghur looting and killing. As I have mentioned, Chinese media and intellectuals are sometimes able to speak out against social and cultural problems. Sometimes Chinese intellectuals in China can speak out in the international media and get noticed. See Asia Times (7/8/09): http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/KG08Ad02.html, Ghost of Marx haunts China’s riots, By Jian Junbo. We concerned individuals and groups outside of China should support these efforts, and at the same time help to show the connection to Human Rights cases. And we should have condemned the Uyghur looting and killing first, and/or more loudly. The more we show our awareness on this side, the more we are credible on all sides. I never understood why Abu Ghraib was not raised as a central question by the Democrats in the 2004 US election. Where is the connection, you might ask. At least we have Obama now. Well, I think we have to look at and work on the most painful questions on our side first, whoever we are. Yes, I am on the side of Kashgar Old City. And on the side of minorities in my home country Austria. Maybe I should have cited a painful problem in Austria’s contemporary history. We certainly don’t have a shortage there. Anyway, I like Ana’s article very much, and I have great respect for her work. Let us continue writing and signing petitions, and most importantly, like Ana says, raising awareness. Peace!

some

三月 31, 2008

some

quite a few have been arrested
some have simply disappeared
somebody has picked them up
riots go with violence
all the witnesses are saying
peace and order are restored
like in some andean countries
and at many other places
all the witnesses are saying
quite a few have been arrested
some have simply disappeared
somebody has picked them up
some of them turn up again

MW March 2008

manche

三月 30, 2008

manche

manche sind verhaftet worden
manche andre sind verschwunden
jemand hat sie abgeholt
unruhen sind nicht gewaltlos
sagen alle augenzeugen
recht und ordnung gibt es nicht
wie in manchen andenstaaten
oder auch an andern orten
manche sind verhaftet worden
manche andern sind verschwunden
jemand hat sie abgeholt
manche tauchen wieder auf
manche haben ueberlebt

MW            Maerz 2008


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