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POEM TRANSLATION ECHOES 245

POEM TRANSLATION ECHOES 245

 

UNSEEN SCENERY

(未看到的風景)

 

 

wake up with rigor

醒来发烧抖

weak and lethargic to walk

弱致无精力走路

sit and share the scene

坐共享场景

 

sun has not risen

太阳没昇起

silhouette of moon behind

月亮逗留的轮廓

rising rays out shine

初昇晨光逾

 

blue in sky and sea

蓝天和大海

silent serenity sails

沉默宁静的帆行

waves unfold to shore

波浪岸邊展

 

windmill by the pier

風车码头转

showy non rotating blades

艳丽葉片非旋转

good pose for selfie

自拍姿势好

 

booming tourists trade

游客交易旺

souvenirs to wear and stick

纪念品穿和粘贴

solitude for sale

孤独的出售

 

packed paradise beach

天堂海滩挤

blare bare under umbrellas

嘟嘟裸露雨伞下

unseen scenery

風景无法看

 

 

 

GREECE TOUR GROUP HAIKU ECHOES 247: CORINTH CANAL

GREECE TOUR GROUP HAIKU ECHOES 247: CORINTH CANAL

 

defy wrath of god

horse and slave power to dig

canal through isthmus

 

heed no heinous curse

tourists sight, not trade canal

steep rocky high wall

 

old dreams turn nightmares

connect two gulf and four seas

fit small passing cruise

 

dear folly construct

landslide risk and strong current

breathe life to dead town

 

farewell lunch at beach

tranquil coastline and landscape

resort for bankrupt

 

 

 

POEM TRANSLATION ECHOES 243

POEM TRANSLATION ECHOES 243

 

MOUNTAINS OF HOUSES OF GODS

     (眾山的神屋)

 

 

muses homed on hills

缪斯居山丘

inspiring panorama

鼓舞人心的全貌

majestic landscape

雄伟的景观

 

navel of Greek world

希腊的中心

grand Delphi in terraced slope

壮丽古都在山坡

safe sanctuary

安全的圣所

 

pillars and sculptures

支柱和雕刻

Athenian Treasury

雅典人民的宝库

grandeur gone, ruins

宏伟的遗迹

 

 suspended in air

悬浮天空中

statues showed a step-out foot

显示雕像跨一步

other foot stayed still

仍留另一步

 

 

 

GREECE TOUR ECHOES 245: UNSEEN SCENERY

GREECE TOUR ECHOES 245: UNSEEN SCENERY

 

wake up with rigor

weak and lethargic to walk

sit and share the scene

 

sun has not risen

silhouette of moon behind

rising rays out shine

 

blue in sky and sea

silent serenity sails

waves unfold to shore

 

windmill by the pier

showy non rotating blades

good pose for selfie

 

booming tourists trade

souvenirs to wear and stick

solitude for sale

 

packed paradise beach

blare bare under umbrellas

unseen scenery

 

 

 

GREECE TOUR ECHOES 244: FAITH CONSTRUCT

GREECE TOUR ECHOES 244: FAITH CONSTRUCT

 

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perched on edge of rock

monasteries hang in air

ideal refuge

 

between earth and sky

nest on pillars and boulders

living tectonic

 

fury of fervor

single minded construction

blossom of deep faith

 

mind find unity

aura spread beyond valleys

oneness with nature

 

GREECE TOUR ECHOES 243: MOUNTAINS OF HOUSES OF GODS

GREECE TOUR ECHOES 243: MOUNTAINS OF HOUSES OF GODS

 

 

muses homed on hills

inspiring panorama

majestic landscape

 

navel of Greek world

grand Delphi in terraced slopes

safe sanctuary

 

pillars and sculptures

Athenian Treasury

grandeur gone, ruins

 

suspended in air

statues showed a step-out foot

other foot stayed still

 

 

POEM TRANSLATION GROUP HAIKU ECHOES 241

POEM TRANSLATION GROUP HAIKU ECHOES 241

 

 

 

 

LEISURELY BANKRUPT

(悠然的破產)

 

midnight flight to Greece

子夜飛希腊

muses and mythology

缪斯女神和神話

fallen old culture

降落旧文化

 

democracy’s birth

民主的誕生

no sages to know thyself

沒有贤人知道你

live in past grandeur

活在昔氣派

 

too weak to defend

太弱無保衛

Rome and Ottoman conquest

罗馬和土族征服

staunch orthodoxy

坚定正观念

 

icons and symbols

图标和符号

Acropolis in ruin

雅典衛城废滅中

marbled stadium

理石体育

 

corrupt governance

败的治理

booms and busts of rich tourism

興旺旅業的失

clear blue sky and seas

蓝天和海洋

 

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