BEI Ling

BEI Ling Poems

1.
Memorial

for the victims, June 4, 1989

Gone is the violence I witnessed
The fruits it engendered
...

2.
Void

Coiled flat or running circles on the sea
Plying emptily, the needle's eye
Vast settling of debris
...

3.
Mute

To talk with the imaginary you
Sunshine, we sit side by side

You hesitate and move away
...

4.
The Face Also, Has Bruised Dignity

The iron forcefully extended
Is closing in on you
Silence becomes a faraway look
Full of fear, beyond me
...

5.
放逐

我在時間的盡頭經歷放逐
手臂的彎度 記憶的弓
我用我的漢字洗清異國的天空

無倦的天空 遼闊強烈的天空
乾燥而又堅忍
帶著事物莫名的疼痛
冬天──有著記憶命名的莊重

我看到被遺忘拒絕的恥辱
帶著使命 進入我那野蠻的視野
眺望終止了閱讀 回憶放棄時鐘
經歷者──經歷著對經歷的厭惡

那並非是時間的過錯
那僅僅是時間的過錯

輾壓往事的 是夜的車輪
事物
用它不朽的根
固執地纏繞我們

我在放逐的盡頭
如同國家版圖上
一個恆久的詛咒
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Bei Ling (born December 28, 1959 in Beijing) is a Chinese poet, and journal editor. He is usually associated with the Chinese misty poets.
He came to the United States on an exchange, he was a fellow at Brown University. After the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, in 1992, he founded the literary journal (Tendency).
In 2000, he opened an office in Beijing.

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