Posts Tagged ‘subway’


六月 4, 2018



I don’t know but I’ve been told,
I am 52 years old.

I was young when it happened.
We were all young, those who remember.
Those who died, they stay young.
Even he who died last year.

I was in Taiwan.
I am from Austria.
Many things happened 29 years ago.

I hate Beijing Tian’anmen.
Everyone hates that stupid song,
everyone who knows.

Actually that place is history.
It’s a cool city.
I remember riding my bicycle
through the gate in 2008.

In the late 1990s people flew kites on the square.

They demolished the South Gate,
the whole quarter.
The city, most of it.
Every city.

Still, you could ride through the gate.
Now even the subway entrance is blocked.

Back then the world saw the true face.
Now security shows its true face,
so everyone knows.
Does it help?

MW June 4th, 2018



大家叫 MARX,就一个音节。




Dreamt of Marx last night.
Everyone was Marx.
Young and old, male and female, all the same name.
On the street people hailed each other “Marx!”
I guess the dream was in German or English.
Just one name, only one syllable.
Nothing else.
Everyone of us throughout the city.
Not sure which city actually.
No me, only us.
In this dream it was very natural.

MW May 2018



der mond ist aufgegangen
der mond ist heut orange
geht über kränen auf
der park ist voll von kindern
es ist bald 10 am abend
doch morgen schlafen alle lang

denn morgen ist fronleichnam
ein feiertag ein großer
mit großer prozession
und jedenfalls viel ruhe
und weniger getue
und auch ein bisschen sommer schon

wir stolzen menschenkinder
sind eitel arme sünder
und wissen gar nicht viel
wir spinnen luftgespinste
und suchen viele künste
und kommen weiter von dem ziel

mond lass dein heil uns schauen
auf nichts vergänglichs trauen
nicht eitelkeit uns freun
lass uns einfältig werden
und vor dir hier auf erden
wie kinder frech und fröhlich sein

so legt euch denn ihr brüder
in gottes namen nieder
kalt ist der abendhauch
wir wollen alle schlafen
denn wir sind müde affen
und unsre kranken nachbarn auch

MW Mai 2018



五月 23, 2018

Ai Hao

er hat sich endlich hineingedrängt
als die türen zugehen
erscheint sein gesicht
in die scheibe gepresst
er muss durch die tür schauen
bin ich ders nicht geschafft hat
schau ihn auch an
als die u-bahn anspringt
bewegt er langsam die augen
immer in meine richtung
bis keiner von uns
den anderen sieht

Übersetzt von MW im Mai 2018


八月 15, 2017


Going up the Eiffel tower
means walking up all the way
to the second platform
if you don’t have a ticket beforehand
and want to wait in the shortest line
at the south tier, which still takes an hour.
That is after you stood in line
and went through security
to get onto the square under the tower.
So the line takes an hour at least.
Then it costs 7 Euro per adult, 5 if you’re under 19,
3 under 10. That’s for walking up.
And we had walked all the way from the Louvre.
Through the Tuileries, took a left at the Obelisk
to get over the Seine. The Orangerie museum
looks interesting. We had already seen sculptures
by Germaine Richier and others in the Tuileries park.
I remember a sculpture by her in Bilbao at the art museum.
Would have loved to get a closer look in the Tuileries,
but they don’t let you walk on the grass. Weird sculptures,
not at all like the one in Bilbao. We had of course seen the Venus of Milo
and the winged Nike of Samothrake. No, those aren’t cereals.
And a hermaphrodite, son of Hermes and Aphrodite,
merged with a Nymph by Zeus at her urgent request.
Yes, male and female organs. Many, many Aphrodites,
many clothed, actually. Artemis, Pallas,
and all the men. Marsyas, soon to be flayed.
Not to speak of the paintings. Or the old Egypt stuff,
very well organized, shows daily life, work
and many, many details
from 4000 years ago and so on. Better than in Vienna.
Lots of busts and other stuff from Palmyra,
many other places in Syria. Yemen, too.
A whole room from Palmyra.
Anyway, up on the Eiffel tower.
Thousands of people up there at night.
Very special feeling. We had lunched in the park,
there is a place with benches on a little hill
very close to the tower. Yuhuan started sketching,
Including the lamppost in front of us. Everyone else flew
paper planes and ate and drank what was there
from the small supermarket
around the corner. Lunch at seven thirty or eight.
We came home to the hotel at two o’clock in the morning.
Subway at Bir Hakeim, not very close.
But interesting and working late. Some people get in free.
We are content with smuggling in a small child every time.
People ask for centimes when they’re asking for money.
Very polite, actually. Centimes, from the old currency.
Probably means fifty Euro cents now. I think one was asking for less
when I had my hands full this morning with groceries from the bakery
after getting up before noon. No, you don’t really notice
the permanent state of emergency
more than the propaganda for 2024,
for the Olympics. They made a deal with Los Angeles, right?
One comes first, one four years later.
Whatever. Should really eat something now.

MW August 2017


五月 14, 2016



betet für uns

alle außerhalb österreichs
denen wir nicht
vollkommen wurst sind
betet für uns

wir wissen dass wir selber schuld sind

alle in österreich
die offen sind
betet für uns

himmel und erde
sind nicht barmherzig
behandeln die zehntausend dinge
wie strohpuppen

betet für uns

MW Mai 2016



die menschen in der u-bahn reden wie im theater
nur etwas leiser, etwas diskret

die menschen im theater reden wie in der u-bahn
nur etwas lauter und überdreht

MW Mai 2016

我的新诗典4.0! BERLIN GIRL

十一月 22, 2015




Bridge_Yi_Sha_Shen_Haobo_IBERLIN GIRL

berlin girl

berlin beautiful girl

berlin young & beautiful girl

berlin big young & beautiful girl

sleeps in the subway

hope she’s alive

MW July 2015




schöne berlinerin

junge schöne berlinerin

große junge schöne berlinerin

schläft in der s-bahn

hoffentlich lebt sie

MW 2015


九月 19, 2015


look at the people riding the subway.
are they good people?
are they good in bed?
maybe tie them up?
it would be all too complicated.

MW Sept. 2015


schau dir die menschen an in der u-bahn.
sind es gute menschen?
sind sie gut im bett?
man müsste sie fesseln.
es wäre alles zu kompliziert.

MW September 2015







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