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

九月 6, 2016

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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

TEXTPROBE   SAMPLE PAGES

 

 

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GOD – for David Howard

三月 18, 2016

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GOD

god is for humans
god is for earthquakes
god is for bishops
god’s for the birds
god is for pawns
god is for efforts
god is for nothing
god’s beyond words

MW 3/16/16
For David Howard

Dav

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speech and rain

七月 1, 2012

Image

reden (und sonnenschein)

reden fegt der wind im winter
fegt der wind im winter weg

reden hilft bei starker sonne
hilft bei starker sonne kaum

reden haelt der sturm im fruehjahr
haelt der sturm im fruehjahr nicht

reden kommt im herbst in beijing
kommt in beijing oft zu spaet

MW    Dezember 2007, Beijing

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/dujuan99nihon/5984001.html

speech and rain

speech is swept by wind in winter
swept away by wind and gone

speech would hardly help in summer
hardly help against the sun

speeches held by storms in springtime
storms in springtime hold no speech

speech will come in fall in beijing
speech in beijing, always late

MW    June 2012, Vienna

See also https://erguotou.wordpress.com/reden/

fizzdom is flower

knowing doesn’t make you better,
reading doesn’t make you good.
discipline can make you stronger,
make you breathe a little longer,
teach you how to wear your hood.
you would think that’s understood.

MW November 2011, Prague

https://erguotou.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/note-from-prague/

jewish quarter on a sunday

the organ and the choir begin
the people on the house are dead
the people at the bank are dead
the people at the post are dead
the houses in the town are old
the alleys and the streets are old

the organ and the choir begin
the children from the town are dead
the old ones from the town are dead
the women from the town are dead
the menfolk from the town are dead

the organ and the choir begin
the angels in the church are dead
the figures in the light are dead
the figures in the dark are dead
the alleys and the streets are old
the houses in the town are old

the organ and the choir begin

MW Oct. 30th 2011, Prague

https://erguotou.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/spanish-synagogue-in-prague/

jüdisches viertel am sonntag

die leute auf dem haus sind tot
die leute auf der bank sind tot
die leute auf der post sind tot
die haeuser in der stadt sind alt
die strassen in der stadt sind alt

gesang und orgel heben an

die kinder aus der stadt sind tot
die alten aus der stadt sind tot
die frauen aus der stadt sind tot
die maenner aus der stadt sind tot
die strassen in der stadt sind alt
die haeuser in der stadt sind alt

gesang und orgel heben an

die engel am altar sind tot
gesichter sind im licht und tot
gesichter nicht im licht und tot
die haeuser in der stadt sind alt
die strassen in der stadt sind alt

gesang und orgel heben an

MW 30. Okt. 2011, Prag

晚报 wan bao

wan bao, wan bao!
晚报,晚报
zao you zao bao
早有早报
wan you wan bao
晚有晚报
bu shi bu bao
不是不报
shijian wei dao
时间未到

MW    1998, Chongqing

LATE NEWS

LATE NEWS,LATE NEWS!

morning has its morning papers

early news has early returns

late news may have

its late revenge

MW 1998-2015

https://erguotou.wordpress.com/2008/03/21/late-reports/

evening news
Abendzeitung
晚報

wan bao, wan bao!
晚報,晚報!
shan you shan bao
善有善報
e you e bao
惡有惡報
bu shi bu bao
不是不報
shijian wei dao
時間未到

late news, late news!
good deeds bringing good returns
evil deeds bring retribution
not that there’s no karma coming
maybe time’s not ripe for you

Späte Nachricht, späte Nachricht!
Gute Tat bringt gutes Karma,
böse Tat bringt bösen Lohn.
Nicht dass nicht gerichtet wird,
nur die Zeit ist noch nicht reif.

wan bao, wan bao!
晚報,晚報!
zao you zao bao
早有早報
wan you wan bao
晚有晚報
bu shi bu bao
不是不報
shijian wei dao
時間未到

late news, late news!
morning bringing morning news
evening bringing evening news
it’s not that there is no news
maybe time’s not ripe for you

Späte Nachricht, späte Nachricht!
Frühnachrichten, späte Rache!
Nicht dass nicht berichtet wird,
nur die Zeit ist noch nicht reif.

MW    1998-2012. Chongqing, Beijing, Vienna

Stories of Tiananmen

那一年,这些年:与六四有关的故事/

notes from prague (2)

十一月 6, 2011

去捷克三天,在布拉格犹太庙里印象很深的有小孩在集中营做的画和其他艺术品,还有诗歌。

Čtrnáctiletý Hanuš Hachenburg a s ním i ostatní nově hledají své místo na světě, které jim bylo
ukradeno.

„Co jsem?

Ke kterému patřím z národů?

Já děcko bloudící?

Je mojí vlastí hradba ghett,

či země zrající,

spějící, malá, spanilá,

jsou Čechy vlastí, svět?“ [8]

Odpovědí na Hanušovy otázky mohou být verše Františka Basse. Tento chlapec vyjadřuje hrdost na svůj
původ a neochotu poddat se. Promlouvá ke všem Židům, podněcuje je k tomu, aby se nestyděli za to
kým jsou a aby po zemi vždy kráčeli se vzpřímenou hlavou.

“Jsem žid

Jsem žid a židem zůstanu

i když já hlady umírati budu

tak nepodám se národu

Bojovat já vždy budu

za můj národ na mou čest

Nikdy se stydět nebudu

za můj národ na mou čest.

Pyšný já jsem na svůj národ

jakou má ten národ čest

Vždy já budu utlačený

Vždy já budu zase žít.“[9]

Upstairs in the Pinkas Synagogue at the Old Jewish Cemetery of Prague, they have a collection of children’s art works from Theresienstadt (Terezin), where the Jews from Bohemia, Moravia and other regions were imprisoned before further deportation. Very few children, about 100 of 50.000, survived. I don’t remember the exact numbers, please check the links in the pictures, there is a lot of information, and there are pictures of the synagogues in Prague, some of the children’s art works, and so on. At the other end of the Old Jewish cemetery, at the Klausen Synagogue, in a glass case somewhere among the explanations about Jewish holidays, customs and traditions, was a little poem that begins with “Jsem žid“, “I am Jewish”. It was written by František Bass, or Franz Bass, don’t know how they called him at home. Franz Bass sounds very much like Franz Kafka. Many Jews spoke German, or Jiddish, others spoke Czech, many spoke and wrote all three and more. František Bass was 11 years old. The poem is not very long, and rather conventional, as a patriotic poem. It is very forceful, very powerful, in the circumstances. So I wrote it down, in Czech, tried to copy all those letters and symbols exactly. There was an English translation next to the original poem. But although I don’t speak Czech, I could tell that the original was a real poem, there is economy in the words, there are very few words compared to the clumsy translation. I wrote it down, and a few days later I got around to Google the poem. So I found this paper online, a thesis or a dissertation at a Czech university, just a text file. The little poem by Franz Bass is quoted in full, and it is put in context with another poem by the 14-year-old Hanuš Hachenburg. Hanush Hachenburg asks, asks himself and the listener what he his, which country or nation he could belong to. He should be Czech, at least he writes in Czech. But no, Hachenburg is answered by Frantishek Bass, he can only say for certain that he’s Jewish. And you can be proud of being Jewish, says Frantishek Bass. That’s what his poem is about, so I’ve called it patriotic. I think it’s very powerful. Jsem žid a židem zůstanu, i když já hlady umírati budu, tak nepodám se národu. I am Jewish, I will stay Jewish, even if  I die of hunger, I won’t give up my nation. Or I won’t give in to any other nation, it doesn’t really matter, you’ll see. Bojovat já vždy budu, za můj národ na mou čest, Nikdy se stydět nebudu, za můj národ na mou čest. I’ll always be fighting, for my nation, on my honor. I’ll never be ashamed of my nation, on my honor. Big words. I grew up in Austria, and I’ve lived in China for a long while, and there is ample reason in Austria and in China and in many other places to be suspicious of such words. But in this Czech Jewish poem, they are different words, their meaning is different. Pyšný já jsem na svůj národ, jakou má ten národ čest. I am proud of my nation, an honorful nation. Vždy já budu utlačený, Vždy já budu zase žít. I will always be oppressed and killed, and I’ll always live again.

spanish synagogue in prague

十月 31, 2011
Menschenseele ist Licht des Herrn
PRAGUE:JEWISH QUARTER ON A SUNDAY
the organ and the choir begin
the people on the house are dead
the people at the bank are dead
the people at the post are dead
the houses in the town are old
the alleys and the streets are old
the organ and the choir begin
the children from the town are dead
the old ones from the town are dead
the women from the town are dead
the menfolk from the town are dead
the organ and the choir begin
the angels in the church are dead
the figures in the light are dead
the figures in the dark are dead
the alleys and the streets are old
the houses in the town are old
the organ and the choir begin
MW Oct. 2011
JÜDISCHES VIERTEL AM SONNTAG
die leute auf dem haus sind tot
die leute auf der bank sind tot
die leute auf der post sind tot
die häuser in der stadt sind alt
die strassen in der stadt sind alt
gesang und orgel heben an
die kinder aus der stadt sind tot
die alten aus der stadt sind tot
die frauen aus der stadt sind tot
die männer aus der stadt sind tot
die strassen in der stadt sind alt
die häuser in der stadt sind alt
gesang und orgel heben an
die engel am altar sind tot
gesichter sind im licht und tot
gesichter nicht im licht und tot
die häuser in der stadt sind alt
die strassen in der stadt sind alt
gesang und orgel heben an
MW Oktober 2011

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