sometimes a spider,
sometimes a web torn by the wind,
sometimes what we humans …
How trustworthy this old flame,
these potatoes with fresh mud, these cabbages,
the steam from the …
It flutters out on little bee-wings.
Its singing I like, it praises
with a hidden prayer.
From the …
HALF MOONNa Ye
Climbs up from the base of an ancient
—the half moon
up, from a …
LIFE Na Ye
I’ve cherished it
as a brown candy from my childhood.
I licked it and immediately wrapped it …
IF ONE DAYKawa Niangji ལགས་ཀྱི་ཟིན་བྲིས།
If one day I fade out,
not saying a goodbye, with half joy half bitterness,
catching a bus going …
THE FINAL JUDGEMENT Kawa Niangji ལགས་ཀྱི་ཟིན་བྲིས།
I'm waiting for the doomsday,
for things to become nothing.
When a big bang bangs in the outer …
TIGER SKINS (LAT NJY) Aku Wuwu
Grandfather hunted tigers.
Father sold tiger skins.
Before being sold,
Those tiger skins were …
DEAD DRUM (GO ZZI SI)Aku Wuwu
Before it died,
that shaman’s drum,
had tears like a wall of stone,
and laughter that roared …
DRAGON EGGAku Wuwu
When a dragon egg was placed in a grassy place, the cut grass would flourish by next day. Placed …
SLEEP WITH JADESong Lin
Every silk robe in the wardrobe wants to fly out of the window
To hang up on the willow trees over …
FRAGMENTS OF A LETTER Song Lin
Forgive me for always mentioning winter and river in one breath
For talking about the cracking of …
Waking at night with snow on the forehead it’s still
the same like walking on a piece of …
A GLANCEZheng Min
What’s beautiful are the two shoulders sinking
into the shadows locking the chest, rich as …