The eighth printed issue of A Shanghai Poetry Zine will be launch this Saturday, 15th December 2018 at Cafe Sambal.
Two of my poems are included in this issue, themed Legacy.
One original poem, The Bridge,
One translation, Whispers Of Nanny
If you are in Shanghai, come and listen to me reading my poems.
Time:19:30pm, 15th, December 2018
Place: Cafe Sambal, Block A, No.37, 259 Jiashan road.
My poem Monologue will be published on this issue, that’s the third time my poems have been chosen for this magazine. Come listen to me reading Monologue if you are around Shanghai.
Read the full poem here
Time: 19:30 12th October 2018
The address :July’s Garden. No.4.Lane 71, Huating Road,Shanghai. 华亭路4号，上海
Three brooks merge into the distant bay, and off it
some buildings come into view;
The moon half in her veil spills down her silvery light,
half the bay is lit, and half the world too.
In Autumn’s deep grove, a song is heard,
a song in its local Wu dialect ,
and my heart that longs for a home , though suddenly,
remembers that it’s almost time for another full moon.
Note: written on the mid-autumn festival 2018 ( 24th September, a typical day for family reunion when the mid-year moon in full ) in Chinese, in the style of ancient Chinese poems in rhymes, which is difficult to translate into English, well I’ve tried my best where the rhymes are missing, I supplement with clear-cut imagery.