敦煌 / Dunhuang

Chinese

敦煌石窟 / 象马肚子下 / 挂着一只只木桶 / 乳汁的声音滴破耳朵 — / 象远方草原上撕破耳朵的人 / 来到这最后的山谷 / 他撕破的耳朵上 / 悬挂着花朵
敦煌是千年以前 / 起了大火的森林 / 在陌生的山谷 / 是最后的桑林 — 我交换 / 食盐和粮食的地方 / 我筑下岩洞, 在死亡之前, 画上你 / 最后一个美男子的形象 / 为了一只母松鼠 / 为了一只母蜜蜂 / 为了让她们在春天再次怀孕

English Translation

Dunhuang Grottoes
are like a row of buckets
under a mare’s belly
The sound of milk drips through the ears —
A person with torn ears comes from distant grasslands
to this last valley
Flowers hang
from his torn ears

Dunhuang is a forest
burned a thousand years ago
the last forest
in an unknown valley — where I exchange
salt and grain
I dig the caves, and before I die, paint you
the image of the last beautiful man
for a female squirrel
a female bee
for them to be pregnant again in the spring

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