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POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU 438

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU 438

 

UNANSWERABLE ANSWERS

    (无法回答解答)

 

human vanity

人類的虛榮

unanswerable answers

無法回覆的解答

churn out more questions

提更多问题

 

the quest is joyful

探索很开心

paradoxically sound

听起来自相矛盾

end is new begin

終於新開始

 

the game to know all

游戲知所有

omnipotence, not my dream

萬能不是我夢想

let robots ponder

讓械人思考

 

no stress or burn-out

無壓無疲怠

uncertain becomes certain

不明确成為明确

accept the verdict

接受的判決

 

Note:

Many of us have gone through such bashing in our lives, starting from the “why, why and why” world of children.  It is not easy for us to admit that we do not know, for ignorance and fallibility are often interpreted as sign of failure or weaknesses. Yet how do we begin afresh without confession of no ready answers for the “unanswerable”.  The robots or AI  (the new God) are here to rescue us. That is why belief or faith (religion) serves their purposes.  The Chinese have no religion strictly, but not without cultural belief. If readers wish to have an updated version of the “imponderable”, here is one to crack your heads without going crazy. All religious faith teaches tolerance, compassion and love, theirs as the only best, it defies logic and emotion that brutalities are committed in such weird sense. I think it’s not important to have a definite answer, but the quest and soul searching is enlightening in an earthly sense.  To forge ahead, we need to retreat and rethink. Or accept the verdict of our robot. Is there wisdom in a machine?   Wait, a cup of coffee first ….