Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Wake Up Like an Infant
image borrowed from flickr
WAKE UP LIKE AN INFANT
Well-digger, come here,
Let go of yourself,
Wake up like an infant,
One more streak of clear water in sewage.
Water-fetcher, come here,
Let go of me and you.
Wake up like an eye,
Once again, an artesian well lifted high,
Between the legs, set dankness to work
From, dank greenery all around.
This overly concrete—
Mood of rushing into death's arms;
Just as in love.
All around, rapt intrigue of water,
Goes deep into soil.
translated from the Chinese by Denis Mair.
Posted over on Poems and Poetics