Monday, July 27, 2009

Fan Jinghua: Poem for a Birthday

  Poem for a Birthday
      --Fulfilled Evening
The sun has sunk, sounds are drowning voices,
Joys and discontents wait for wings, like flotsam in the breast-high air,
And in different ways, parasols, dressing case, gaudy magazines coil themselves up.
On July streets, green streams of people leave no footprints behind,
And at a T junction, a trunk with green and red eyes blinks yellow.
A woman is hopscotching along the main road, and she wears a pair of fish on her ears,
The warmed smell wafting behind her hair.
A man in an orange overall with a miner’s cap follows
And takes a deep breath,
As if it is the darkening moisture on the moon.
             July 27, 2009


   充盈的黄昏
         为一个生日而作

夕照已沉下,声音正在淹没声音,
喜悦、郁闷,像半空中的漂浮物,在等待翅膀,
而阳伞、化妆盒、艳丽的杂志,都以独有的方式回到了自己。
七月的大街上,翠绿的人流没有脚印,
立在那丁字路口闪着黄色的,是一棵红绿灯。
一个人沿着直行道跳房子,她耳朵上挂着小鱼,
曛暖的腥味拖曳着,
一个头戴矿工帽身穿桔黄色工服的人,
深深地吸了一口,
似乎那是聚集在月亮表面的潮气。
          2009年7月27日

2 comments:

Ande said...

Hi Jinghua,


A beautiful poem. I really like the atmosphere created and the feeling of satisfaction

Jinghua FAN 得一忘二 said...

hi, Ande
I was in China for two weeks and have come back. Thank you for the note.