Qizi “On a Bus of Romanticism”

In response to the NYT article on the tragic bus crash, here’s a poem by Qizi that I have translated into English.–Martin Winter

Qizi
ON A BUS OF ROMANTICISM

Are you on a hurtling bus too?
Have you ever thought
of jumping out with me
to fall down and die
on the earth
of realism?

9/19/22
Tr. Martin Winter, September 2022

在浪漫主义的车上
起子

你也在飞驰的车上?
那你有没有想过
和我一起跳下去
摔死在现实主义的
大地上?

2022-9-19

See my blog, with pictures by Qizi (from Weibo) https://banianerguotoukeyihe.com/2022/09/20/im-romantischen-bus-%e8%b5%b7%e5%ad%90-qizi/. Thanks to Sidse Laugesen for important feedback!

Martin Winter

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