Old House and Spring Memories

Hello readers! Did you know that Artful Dodge now has a Twitter account? Follow us for new updates and a peek into the fun life of the Dodge’s editorial team at The College of Wooster: @ArtfulDodgeMag! And now, in fond memory of Spring, here’s a piece from Artful Dodge issue 48/49. Old House was written by rural Chinese poet, Yang Jian and translated by Alex Lemon and Wang Ping. For more, visit our website: http://artfuldodge.sites.wooster.edu/

Old House

As if our life

Were made of spring rain

Of faint willows

And blue stones under our feet

And our thoughts

Are tiles under the moon

Simple, limitless

Because of the supporting beams

We talk about the old house

Like an aged man gone for several decades

The spirit of an ancient pine

The flex of an old bridge

(Translated from the Chinese by Alex Lemon and Wang Ping)


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