in the plenary session

fly©papa osmubal

fly©papa osmubal

in the plenary session
yao feng

in the plenary session
three thousand right hands shot up
synchronised swish
like a lawn after mowing
a springtime swallow
opens its scissors
flies over my arm
I cry out in pain

*literal translation by Chenxin Jiang (Chris Song Zijiang)
*final translated version by  The Poetry Translation Workshop

*from The Poetry Translation Workshop

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