Posts Tagged ‘province’

PASTA – 朱劍

一月 18, 2018

Zhu Jian
PASTA

Went back to Hunan in early August,
to change my family registration,
so I can officially live in Xi’an.
Ran into an old guy from my clan,
who said, kid,
this time you rip out your roots when you go.
In Xi’an first day back
for my first meal, walked into
Great Leap’s Spinach Noodle House,
oil-sprinkled pasta.
Local people call them
Soul Returns Home.

2017-08-10
Translated by MW, January 2018

 


朱剑

八月初回湖南老家
正式将我的户口
迁到了陕西西安
家中一位长辈说
你这伢子
这下就算连根走喽
返回西安当天
第一顿饭是去
跃进手工菠菜面馆
吃了碗油泼面
老陕管这
叫回魂面

(2017年8月10日)

 


주검

8월 초에 湖南성에 있는 고향으로 돌아가
정식으로 나의 호적을
陕西성 西安에 이적하였다
집안 어른 한 분이 말했다
너 이놈, 괘씸하구려
인젠 뿌리까지 뽑아 가져가
西安으로 돌아 온 당일
첫 식사는
跃进 오리지널 시금치 면점에 들러
油泼면을 한 그릇 먹었다
섬서 사람들은
이것을 回魂면이라 부른다

 

(2017年8月10日)

 

(韩) 郭美兰 (美) 洪君植

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SO THIS IS TIME – 李琦

十二月 12, 2017

Li Qi
SO THIS IS TIME

So this is time.
Seems I have done only three things.
Finished my studies, brought up my children, made myself old.
When I was young, I thought of traveling round the world.
Today, I haven’t even seen
much of my province.

I’ve paid a price, a simple price.
Salt in sweat, bitter taste in tears.
Also flowers in smiles.
I and my years, we consumed each other,
records are clear to see.

Three things
haven’t changed very much.
Loving poetry, attachment to family.
And also truth, speaking of truth.
Deep in your soul, hard to keep still.

Translated by MW in December 2017

OLD HOME IN GANSU – 蓝毒

九月 19, 2015

Gansu

Lan Du
OLD HOME

they talk about where their families come from
some from Shaanxi
some from Henan
or Yuannan or Sichuan.
Most come from Jiangsu.
When they ask me, I say Gansu.
Some person asks if it is a district in Shaanxi
Some shake their heads
they simply don’t know
later, finally someone says
they had an earthquake this year
as soon as he says it
the earth trembles again in my heart.

2013-09-28
Tr. MW, 2015


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