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Yi Sha 伊沙 AVANTGARDE, MUST CRY OUT – 2 poems from May 2016

三月 13, 2018

Yi Sha
AVANTGARDE

you don’t know it exists
it’s there

you forget about it
it’s there

you use it
it’s there

you betray it
it’s there

it exists apart
from you

May 2016
Translated by MW, Feb. 2018

 

《先锋》

你不知其有
它在那儿

你忘记其有
它在那儿

你利用它时
它在那儿

你背叛它时
它在那儿

它存在于
你之外

2017/5

 

Yi Sha
MUST CRY OUT

one person
in his 27 years in power
with his own hands
set in motion 55
big and small political campaigns
plunged his country in misery
made his people suffer to death
when I get to know this information
my mouth stands open
I want to cry: “grandpa!”
I want to cry: “grandma!”
I want to cry: “papa!”
I want to cry: “mama!
I want to cry: “uncle! aunt!”
I need to cry out
for all my relatives
all my seniors in my relatives
I want to tell them:
you had it so hard
in your generation
I forgive you everything

May 2016
Tr. MW, Feb. 2018

 

Yi Sha
ICH MUSS EUCH RUFEN

ein mensch
hat in 27 jahren seiner herrschaft
mit eigener hand
55 kleinere und größere
politische kampagnen in gang gesetzt
sein land ins elend gestürzt
sein volk auf den tod zugerichtet
als ich diese nachricht erfahr
bleibt mein mund offen stehen
ich will rufen: “opa!”
will rufen: “oma!”
will rufen: “papa!”
will rufen: “mama!”
will rufen: “onkel! tanten!”
ich muss alle rufen
alle meine verwandten
alle älteren verwandten
ich will ihnen sagen
ihr habt es viel zu schwer,
viel zu schwer gehabt
ich verzeihe euch alles

Mai 2016
Übersetzt von MW im Februar 2016

 

《深情呼唤》

一个人
在他统治的27年间
亲手发动了55场
大大小小的政治运动
将其国家拖进水火
将其人民朝死里整
——当我得知这条信息
嘴巴张得老大
我想叫一声爷爷
我想叫一声奶奶
我想叫一声爸爸
我想叫一声妈妈
我还想叫一声
大伯、姑妈、舅舅
我想深情呼唤
我所有的亲人
亲人中的长辈
我想对他们说:
你们这辈子
活得太不容易了
我原谅了你们的一切

2016/5

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MONTJUIC, BARCELONA

八月 18, 2017

MONTJUIC, BARCELONA

Montjuic means
mountain of the Jewish cemetery.
In the 1380s
the Jews were driven
out of the city,
gravestones were used
for castle walls.
1000 years ago
there was a light house.
Later the castles built on the top
were often used to shoot on the city.
There’s ample reason,
there are ample historical reasons
for independence.
Catalan language
is everywhere,
Catalan first, Spanish second.
The castle gives you
a history lesson
beginning in Hebrew
and a poem in Catalan.
Much of the city
was built from quarries
here on the mountain.
Today there is peace,
peace enough for reflection.
How much do you need,
how much cooperation,
how much solidarity,
how much economics,
how much is public transport…
What can you see
from the top of the mountain?

MW July 2017


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