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1977 – 乌城

四月 6, 2017

Wu Cheng
1977

When I was born,
father went to the countryside to buy eggs
to nourish my mother.
On the way back
he ran into a roadblock set up by militia
who confiscated the eggs
to “cut off capitalist tails”.
Profiteering was strictly prohibited.
Father wouldn’t give up.
In that village
he looked up a distant relative,
asked him for help to get the eggs back.
The relative said
a militia man’s wife also just had her baby,
only half of the eggs could be given back.

Tr. MW, April 2017

13 REASONS FOR BAD POETRY: 朱剑

一月 17, 2017

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Zhu Jian
13 REASONS FOR BAD POETRY: PLEASE PICK OUT WHICH FITS YOU OR ADD YOUR OWN

1)
I harbour no prejudice at all
against any poetry,
including colloquial poems
and lyrical expressions of feeling.

2)
Writing good or bad poetry is not important.
Anyway we are all brothers!

3)
I don’t write for fame or profit, I am a pure amateur.

4)
Good or bad, cow parts or not, wait for history’s judgment!

5)
Just keep quiet and stick to your writing, who needs to fight and find fault all the time?

6)
“Your circles are messy!”

7)
Poetry isn’t the only thing, I have to live!

8)
If he had not died, poetry would not be in this state.

9)
I write for eternity.

10)
I am still learning, please esteemed teachers, point out my faults!

11)
I also try my hand at this shit.

12)
Quality, not quantity! One poem beats hundreds of others.

13)
How can you think you bastards could ever write a good poem?

Tr. MW, January 2017

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