Walking Towards Flower Mountain (Suite), and: Great Migration

Walking Towards Flower Mountain (Suite), and: Great Migration YANG KE Two Poems Walking towards flower mountain (suite) Translator’s Note: Flower Mountain (Huashan) is in Ningming County, Guangxi province, along Mingjiang River. Around 1,500 rough-edged human figures, bursting with raw vitality, are painted on a cliff face in cinnabar. e Th largest of the fi gures is three meters tall, and the shortest is around thirty centimeters. The g fi ures are spread over an area abfty out fi meters high and nearly two hundred meters wide. This place is widely thought to be the cultural fountainhead of the Zhuang Minority. Hey-yo hey-yo— I am a paean in blood I am a tribute to fir e From the tip of a boar’s tusk I c ame From a pheasant’s fluffed-up feathers I cam e From strange power of bone ornaments I c ame Having snuffed out the ravenous glow in a wolf ’s eyes I c ame Having faced down the flaming stripes on a tiger’s brow I c ame From a straight arrow and a stout bow I cam e here Stepping over death agonies of my p rey Hey-yo blood hey-y fire o Hey-yo fierce beaut y With sword raised beating a drum to a gong’s http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Walking Towards Flower Mountain (Suite), and: Great Migration

Manoa, Volume 31 (1) – May 10, 2019

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YANG KE Two Poems Walking towards flower mountain (suite) Translator’s Note: Flower Mountain (Huashan) is in Ningming County, Guangxi province, along Mingjiang River. Around 1,500 rough-edged human figures, bursting with raw vitality, are painted on a cliff face in cinnabar. e Th largest of the fi gures is three meters tall, and the shortest is around thirty centimeters. The g fi ures are spread over an area abfty out fi meters high and nearly two hundred meters wide. This place is widely thought to be the cultural fountainhead of the Zhuang Minority. Hey-yo hey-yo— I am a paean in blood I am a tribute to fir e From the tip of a boar’s tusk I c ame From a pheasant’s fluffed-up feathers I cam e From strange power of bone ornaments I c ame Having snuffed out the ravenous glow in a wolf ’s eyes I c ame Having faced down the flaming stripes on a tiger’s brow I c ame From a straight arrow and a stout bow I cam e here Stepping over death agonies of my p rey Hey-yo blood hey-y fire o Hey-yo fierce beaut y With sword raised beating a drum to a gong’s

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