in the wide world

bird©papa osmubal

bird©papa osmubal

in the wide world
li nan

translated by steve schroeder and amy liang

In the wide world, I think to myself
all beings are one.
Birds and beasts, forests, still wilderness
want to breathe, want to change
inside quietly quietly . . .
Silent star, sorrowing stone
want to speak, want to weep,
still want to scatter frost on empty wind.

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