quarta-feira, março 21, 2012

Poemas de Liu Xiaobo - II

A Knife Inserted into the World

To my little Xia

You are a knife
A little knife that can never
Hurt anybody
But be inserted into the world
With no blood, nor cut
Just shining
Just being itself
Just leaving a chilling light for the rotten
You have often gone downtown or to banquets
But your heart has always been far away
Your tip’s shine is not dazzling
But always produces
A feeling of sitting in the cloud and overlooking the ants
A hat was lost in the deep valley

Being a knife
Your sole talent
Is feeding your wounds in the shadow
And stretching your legs in between the pages of a book
Thin and bright

Being a knife
Without a scabbard ever
You are confident that your existence
Is a danger
Even if by smiling every day
You will make people embarrassed

Like a bystander beyond the world
Indifferently and leisurely
Amazing sharpness
And amazing perfection
Are all on the opposite edge of the blade

Written in reeducation center

31 March 1997

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