by Lan Lan tr. FAN Jinghua
Already it’s late. Before I
I love this—
lunacy. This, the most pacific.
Love me you may with the experience that drags behind you
and yet I shun being fathomed with it.
I will be a way you get hold of the world:
things differ from each other and therefore
they are of the same kind.
About the poet:
Lan Lan 蓝蓝 (1967-), aka HU Lan Lan 胡兰兰, has published among others, three books of poetry: All My Life with Smiles 《含笑终生》(1989), Love Songs 《情歌》 (1993) and Internal Life 《内心生活》 (1997). In 2004, she is listed among the Top Ten most-liked contemporary women poets in China.