by Yu Xiang tr. by Fan Jinghua
赶来爱我 ； 而另一些人
It Goes Without Saying
When I am getting senile, some will still
Come from afar, covering thousands of miles
To love me, while others
Will desert me, once again.
One leaf falls down
For the entire night long only one leaf has fallen
There is a leaf fallen every night every season every year
Leaves are falling down
Falling without sound
As one who lives alone holds out a long while
And then dies alone
YU Xiang is one of the key figures among the Post-70s poets, currently living in Jinan, Shandong Province. After years of engagement with contemporary art and music, she became devoted to writing around 2000. Her awards include the 11th Rou Gang Poetry Prize (2002), top ten women poets in China (2004) and the First Yu Long Poetry Prize (2006).