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Poetry

Made in the Rain

By Xiao Kaiyu
Translated from Chinese by Alistair Noon

We see so much that is strange.
Moonshine and brief lightning
flash across fish and algae in the river.
Birds on the banks land and leave,
transporting mud and twigs.
The air is fresh.
Birth, growth and death
orbit around us.

English

We see so much that is strange.
Moonshine and brief lightning
flash across fish and algae in the river.
Birds on the banks land and leave,
transporting mud and twigs.
The air is fresh.
Birth, growth and death
orbit around us.

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