Monday, July 31, 2006

Had we known we were lambs
On the way to the slaughterhouse
We'd weep
In this floating world

- Yang Jian (trans. Wang Ping & Alex Lemon), from "Winter," New American Writing 24
the wolf howled at the flock
"it's hot as hell, this weather!"
all the sheep
took off their coats
-Yao Feng (trans. Christopher Kelen, from "The Wolf's Coming," New American Writing 24