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SangKe 

China

SangKe is a well-known Chinese poet and a newspaper editor. SanKe's poem and other anti-war poems by Chinese poets may be viewed at: http://www.poemlife.com/

Translated by Xiaorong Liu.


Baghdad Child, 02/1991

On his way to school, the bus station is left in yesterday's dream
His father's arms hung on the date-palm, huddling against the swinging twigs
A dark-red heart, a splendid yet melancholy flower
in Baghdad sunset winds, in Ness heavy snow.
In Beijing Haidian a penitent nightmare
One row of teeth is getting loose, playing automatically
In Washington, a flower store near Potomac river
A young buddhist is
playing a bronze drum
"The angel is coming down from above in the dark,
riding the rotten Trojan horse!"

1991.2.8
originally published in Shan Hua, 2002


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