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  • 三首诗
  • 庞 培 (bio)
    Translated by Fiona Sze-Lorrain (bio)




我抱着吉他。没有弹想起一些人和事一些数字旧的会面流逝的片断……所有这些,比我可能弹奏的音乐,更像是音乐这是灵魂庞大的出席:你十九岁,脸上有着初涉人世的羞赧-- [End Page 62]


车厢在写诗有一个人和一只手的扶手在写诗刹车,绿灯刮雨器写诗叽叽嘎嘎的空座椅在写诗雨落进黑夜落入空无一人的站台……这分行,空格的雨 [End Page 64]

Three Poems

Pang Pei

Cloud Shadow

Trees are helping you to breatheUnstirred, you finish your dream. Running river, clouds are alsomorning, when you meet fine weatheryou can feel from trees standing in silencethe joys of cloud shadows and such a blue sky!All of us, the whole group,are entrusted in a leaf, such coolpalm of autumn


I hug a guitar. Without playing itthinking of some people and thingssome numbersold encountersfading fragments . . .All of these are more musicalthan the music I can playThis is the massive attendance of soul:you are nineteen, a shy facethat has just tasted the world- [End Page 63]

Composed in the Rain

Writing a poem in a coachA man and a hand help a hand to write a poemIt screeches to a halt, the light is greenWindshield wipers write a poemA quaking empty seat is writing a poemRain falls into black nightinto an empty platform. . . this verse, a blank spacing of rain [End Page 65]

庞 培

Pang Pei 庞培 (1962-) was born in Suying, Jiangsu Province. After he completed junior high school, his family's economic circumstances compelled him to leave school. He first worked in shipyards and later in textile factories. In 1985, he published his first novel, and in 1988, his poems began to appear in newspapers and magazines. Affectionately known among his peers as the "Poet of the Rain," he is a recipient of the 1995 Liu Li'an Poetry Prize and the 1997 Rougang Poetry Award. He is the author of several collections of poetry and prose, including Whisper (1998), Book of Melancholy (2000), Three-Quarter Rain (2009), and Various Verses (2011).

Fiona Sze-Lorrain

Fiona Sze-Lorrain (1980-) was born in Singapore and educated at Columbia University, New York University, and Paris IV-Sorbonne, where she received a doctorate in French. She writes and translates in English, French, and Chinese. Her first collection of poetry, Water the Moon, was published in 2010. She is an editor at Cerise Press and Vif Éditions. Also a zheng concertist, she lives in Paris, France.



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