Asymptote has published new translations of Xiao Kaiyu 蕭開愚 poetry by Christopher Lupke.
He sleeps in a swimming pool filled with ancient texts,
a renovated workshop, looking into the air,
speaking short incomprehensible sentences.
Unfathomable ideas are concealed in stiff reeds of utterance,
The soldier’s language comes from an imperceptible battlefield, but who can understand it?
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