New Year Poem

New Year Poem

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New Year Poem

A child carrying flowers walks toward the new year,
a conductor tattooing darkness,
listens to the shortest pause,

hurry a lion into the cage of music
hurry stone to masquerade as a recluse
moving in parallel nights

who’s the visitor? when the days all
tip from nests and fly down roads
the book of failure grows boundless and deep

each and every moment’s a shortcut
I follow it through the meaning of the East
returning home, closing death’s door

-by Bei Dao

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