Summer 2003 • Vol. XXV No. 3/4 PoetryJuly 1, 2003 |

The Wind on the Window

Translated from the Chinese.     Such a strong wind blows      from the opposite mountains but does not break The wind on the window brighter than any autumn I can see the metal shining on its surface The strong wind darkens meditation of the season  hands of fruit scattering sugar on the night pouring lemon juice into sleep Details dearly loved by time and memory the wind on the window does not change the breath of the mountains  and the rivers what it changes is a window where there is the sunrise that I have touched

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Dai Wei is a woman poet born in 1968 who lives in Nanjing, China.
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Ouyang Yu graduated from La Trobe University with a doctoral degree in Australian literature and has had twenty-odd Chinese and English books published in the field of fiction, poetry, literary translation, and literary criticism. His most recent English-language novel is The Eastern Slope Chronicle (Brandl & Schlesinger, Sydney, September 2002). He has published his fourth book of poetry, Two Hearts, Two Tongues and Rain-coloured Eyes (Wild Peony, Sidney, September 2002) and his thirteenth book of translation, in Chinese, of Robert Hughes’s The Shock of the New (Baihua Publishing House, China, January 2003). His fifth book of poetry, Selected Poems of Ouyang Yu, is forthcoming with Salt Publishing (United Kingdom, 2003).

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