Walking in the Woods, and: Ode to Shennongjia Firs

Walking in the Woods, and: Ode to Shennongjia Firs HUANG BIN Two Poems walking in the woods Walking in the woods in the summer, I s ee trees flourishing in a complicated wa y. Uplifting, they are positive, thriving, their in terior grows like human ambitions and swelling desir es. I think of the word m 木 u, simple and quiet, born to be silent, born in the deep fa ll, its first appearance stunning. Shock ing. 木 mu of four seasons slows down to acquir ie a mage 木. Look at its shape with branches and a trunk, cr eated in more than a few days, or a few w eeks. A simple beauty. A holistic miracle. A concrete abs tract. 木 lives in the woods, in nature, in the human h eart, immortal in a mortal wo rld. 木 becomes paper, and paper’s full of the wor . ds 木 How does 木 in words meet 木 in the woods? How? Translation by Ming Di 39 ode to shennongjia firs In the whiteness of early February, fog s preads around the snow dictatorship of Shennongjia Moun tains. Along the shady streams are firs forty meters hig h, each a green body, white beard and h air. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Walking in the Woods, and: Ode to Shennongjia Firs

Manoa, Volume 31 (1) – May 10, 2019

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HUANG BIN Two Poems walking in the woods Walking in the woods in the summer, I s ee trees flourishing in a complicated wa y. Uplifting, they are positive, thriving, their in terior grows like human ambitions and swelling desir es. I think of the word m 木 u, simple and quiet, born to be silent, born in the deep fa ll, its first appearance stunning. Shock ing. 木 mu of four seasons slows down to acquir ie a mage 木. Look at its shape with branches and a trunk, cr eated in more than a few days, or a few w eeks. A simple beauty. A holistic miracle. A concrete abs tract. 木 lives in the woods, in nature, in the human h eart, immortal in a mortal wo rld. 木 becomes paper, and paper’s full of the wor . ds 木 How does 木 in words meet 木 in the woods? How? Translation by Ming Di 39 ode to shennongjia firs In the whiteness of early February, fog s preads around the snow dictatorship of Shennongjia Moun tains. Along the shady streams are firs forty meters hig h, each a green body, white beard and h air.

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