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“Wanderer” by Mu Dan translated from the Chinese

November 18, 2012

“Wanderer”
(“Liúlàng rén”)

Mù Dàn (1918-1977)
Trans. K. Maynard

hunger——

my good friend

it keeps pestering me

on this wandering road

softly,

the wanderer’s two heavy legs

step, after step, after step……

what place at earth’s end?

no destination. only

two legs moving

step, after step…… wanderer

as if eyes bloomed a flower

flew past a million stars, crow-like.

muddled head, bitter heart;

fiery-hot body, melted——

like cotton, heaped into a ball

but still carrying soft legs

step, after step, after step……

(1933) 4.15 evening

流浪人

穆旦

  饿——
我底好友,
它老是缠着我
 在这流浪的街头。

软软地,
是流浪人底两只沉重的腿,
一步,一步,一步……
天涯的什么地方?
没有目的。可老是
疲倦的两只脚运动着,
一步,一步……流浪人。

  仿佛眼睛开了花
   飞过了千万颗星点,像乌鸦。
昏沉着的头,苦的心;
火热般的身子,熔化了——
  棉花似地堆成一团
可仍是带着软的腿
 一步,一步,一步……

(1933年)4月15日晚

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