Posts Tagged ‘salute’

CCTV – 游若昕 – ÜBERWACHUNG

六月 8, 2018

You Ruoxin
CCTV

In our classroom
they set up a camera.
At first,
many people
were ill at ease.
Now,
when we come in,
we salute the CCTV
and say to our teacher,
Hello Mr. Hu!
or
Hello Ms. Zheng!

4/27/18
Translated by MW, June 2018

You Ruoxin
ÜBERWACHUNG

in unserer klasse
haben sie eine kamera installiert
zuerst
waren viele
nervös
jetzt
kommen wir rein
und salutieren
und sagen zur kamera
hallo herr lehrer hu
hallo frau lehrer zheng
oder so

Ningde, 24.4.2018
Übersetzt von MW am 1.Juni 2018

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CANNOT SPEAK HIS NAME – 湘蓮子

七月 20, 2017

Xiang Lianzi
CANNOT SPEAK HIS NAME

something like expressive aphasia
we all have a problem with naming names

cannot say the time
we can only stutter
beat around the bush
a clock
turning hands

cannot say cause and effect
just hold it back
say retribution

cannot say the place
just say it was crawling with people
and mysterious creatures
with a dead body

cannot say the sea
only
salute

all of july
all the world saluting to him
we cannot say his name

7/20/17
Translated by MW, 7/20/17

ON A TRIP – 春树 Chun Sue

一月 9, 2016

Chun_Sue

Chun Sue
ON A TRIP

In the same night
in Berlin
I was at two events with Chinese writers.
The female writer who lived in London
gave me a stronger impression
than the male writer who stayed in America.
Her English pronunciation was better, more resonant;
also before at the event with the male writer
I was very thirsty
so I was distracted.
When the female writer was up on the stage
I had drunk enough water,
had been to the bathroom.
Under the light,
from the side she frowned at the moderator.
A grimace like
a Hollywood star doing a fierce ugly Asian.
It was really confusing,
like she was seeing her psychiatrist
at the literature festival.
As she screwed up her face
I really wanted to ask her: Are you happy?
Maybe it was
that special
feeling for form
reminding me of my former self.
At a lit fest in Norway, I had a crowd of high school kids;
when it was over,
I saluted the packed mass in the dark,
like a Young Pioneer.

2015
Tr. MW, Jan. 2016

Chun Sue On Tour


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