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Wednesday Poem of the Week: The Boundary By Bei Dao

0 Comments 13 November 2013

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The Boundary By Bei Dao [Translated By Bonnie S. McDougall]

I want to go to the other bank

The river water alters the sky’s colour
and alters me
I am in the current
my shadow stands by the river bank
like a tree struck by lightning

I want to go to the other bank

In the trees on the other bank
a solitary startled wood pigeon
flies towards me

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