Thursday, April 14, 2011

Creation - Lei Shuyan

With the scalpel of time
I cut mystic fissures in the brain.

All that has not yet happened
That has already happened
That will happen
In rippling water within those fissures.

Where no beauty exists
I would create beauty.

I shall create a planet
And get it ready to collide with earth.

translated from the Chinese by Fang Dai, Dennis Ding and Edward Morin

Lei Shuyan (b.1942) has published nine books of poetry.

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