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SOUTH MOUNTAIN – 小麦 Xiao Mai

四月 24, 2020

Xiao Mai
SOUTH MOUNTAIN

Along the road at the foot of South Mountain,
cars are parked everywhere.
While we are climbing,
the sunlight is fine.
There are some other people like us,
wearing face masks,
talking and laughing.
In the city, meeting up is forbidden.
So we sneak off,
two or three at a time,
to the slopes of South Mountain
to get outside and feel the wind.

At the top is the cemetery,
full of dead people.

2/16/20
Translated by MW, April 2020

 

SNOW FROM THE SOUTH – 三个A – SCHNEE AUS DEM SÜDEN

二月 13, 2016

3A

3A
SNOW FROM THE SOUTH

the bitter winter has arrived
snow and rain all over china
I have cooked a bowl
of white rice from the south
I post it to my friends
telling them
this is our snow

Tr. MW, Febr. 2016

3A
SCHNEE AUS DEM SÜDEN

der strenge winter kommt heran
schnee und regen fegen durch china
ich koch eine schale
weißen reis aus dem süden
schick das foto an freunde
sag ihnen
das ist der schnee
aus dem süden

Übersetzt v. MW im Februar 2016

3A Schneereis

FLOWERS

十月 16, 2014

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FLOWERS

the flowers on my desk are for you
the flowers on my desk are for you
they are for my granny
for my wife
for my mother
any woman who likes them
the leaves are rocking up in the trees
they get red one more time
they float down the river
the leaves are coming
the pigeons are on top of the roof
in the morning
caramel rocks wet on the beach
the water is clear
yesterday I went in again
herons, kingfishers, ducks, other birds
wild geese migrate
high up in formation
why are they going west
not straight south?
in the woods there is a waterfall
up the brook there’s another
where we stay there’s a school
elementary, high school, state college
from the college up on the hill
you see the whole valley
in a store after the gas station
you can get breakfast, fried stuff and such
at the counter they have a clock
clock goes the left way
numbers all backwards
people there say they don’t know where it came
the flowers on my desk are for you

MW October 2014

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