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A Hundred Gourds 2:2 March 2013
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Wu Xing


wood

march snow
wind sings
in the pines

HS

a hidden clearing,
wild crocus wetted by dew

RL

the stave church
centuries-old …
a boy is christened

HS

at the campfire
listening to the joik

RL

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fire



pricking out beets -
the farmwoman's shadow
touches its back

RL


on the way to Tian-Shan
wild apricots

HS

in the mirror
of the lake
his second side

RL

a wolf howls,
slowly dying embers

HS

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earth



silver mine
the moon descends
to the abyss mouth

HS

surrounded by fog
the Yuhuang Dian

RL

the handful of soil
taken along
to a foreign country

HS

deer crossing
to alter their course

RL

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metal



Dshamilja* –
in the stairwell a whiff
of cloves and nutmeg

RL

listening to the slide
of a toboggan's skids

HS

end of the rock concert:
alone
with the moon

RL

wandering ... White clouds
will drift on for all time
**

HS

* Tschingis Aitmatow - novella
**Wang Wei: Farewell



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water



winter dawn
the hog
in the scald tub

RL

passing the riparian dike
the wind tows the moon

HS

westwards
from Faizabad to Kunduz.
nobody talks

RL

flowers of fire
how wide their light

HS

Helga Stania, Switzerland,
and Ramona Linke, Germany



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