Because I am a Lame Man and Another Poem

by Wang Xue Peng

Because I am a Lame Man

Xiaowang

      Because I am lame, all lame

          The road is ever smaller to me,

      With my feeling stick I walk through

          This darkness without timidity.

 

          Because I am lame, all lame

      The eye is smaller to me,

          With a by-stander’s stare I touch upon

      Innocence without inserenity.

 

          Because I am lame, all lame

      Love is smaller to me,

          With tears in starlight I echo

      A starry smile with mind that’s free. 

 

          Because I am lame, all lame

     The world is smaller to me,

          With the silence of an angel’s wedding, I rush

     Helpless into eternity.

 

What You Have Said to Me

You said you love running

Under the twinkling stars.

You said you love reading

With singing in the thinking.

You said you love the mind,

And dwelled into the nothing.

 

You said what you have said

And whatever you said said to me

                                 That satisfied me.

 

Then you said no more

What you have said

Only that

You said the nothing

Is nothing that connects nothing.

 

What you said to me

Was you said you forgot

What you have said.

 

Oh; I am sad

Because I still remember what you have said.

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