Posts Tagged ‘studies’

QUEST – 伊沙 Yi Sha

九月 8, 2018

Yi Sha
QUEST

It was in 1999,
last year of the 20th century.
The poet Ma Lan
with her American husband,
a Yale professor,
came to visit old Chang’an.
At the Small Wild Goose pagoda
in the teahouse Scented Snow Sea
we had a good meeting.
The Yale professor
of Chinese literature
had a point of view
that opened my eyes
and resonated in my heart,
I had been thinking about this for years.
He said, “In the May Fourth era,
those writers who studied in Japan,
why were they so dominant?”

Today, I am finally in Japan
and I carry this question,
roaming the coast and mountains of Honshu.
Let me think,
let me think it over,
I have enough time to think of an answer.
What was it,
what was it here,
that made them
bury themselves in their work,
lay their life on the line,
fight for truth,
plead for the people
and become the backbone of modern China?

July 2018
Tr. MW, Sept. 2018

伊沙主持 | 新世纪诗典8一周联展(2018.8.26——9.1)

 

 

 

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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

ZU KURZ: ISLAMISCHE WERTE

十一月 9, 2017

Photo by Helmut Forster

zu kurz: islamische werte

kurz schreibt islamische werte
in eine studie
jemand schreibt für kurz
islamische werte
in eine studie
„Respekt, Gelassenheit, Individualität,
Hygiene, zufriedene Kinder, Pünktlichkeit,
Liebe, Wärme und Geborgenheit,
Selbständigkeit, Transparenz bei den Regeln“
hab ich das ungenau zitiert?
am ende stand
“islamische werte”
in einer studie
gegen islamische kindergärten
in wien
oder nicht?
kurz
sie haben gewonnen

MW November 2017

AUSSTÄNDIGE STUDIENGEBÜHREN – 秦原姑

三月 3, 2017

qin_yuangu

Qin Yuangu
LISTE DERER, DIE NICHT BEZAHLT HABEN

Ein Zettel aus der Diplomatischen Akademie
mit allen Namen aller Studenten
vom Bezahlstatus her ganz durcheinander.
Um Klarheit zu schaffen,
werden einige rot durchgestrichen,
es glänzt wie Blut auf dem weißen Papier.
– – – –
Diese/r Studierende ist im Ausland.
Diese/r ist an einer anderen Uni.
Diese/r studiert nicht mehr.
Diese/r Studierende
ist verstorben.

Übersetzt von MW im März 2017

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