Lost in translation

Drizzle like silk pressing jade dust
Shimmering like a deep cloud
Strong wind and rain

Sensational briefing
Current events are unpredictable

Severe outbreak is banned
Qingming is unable to worship the ancestral grave
Affectionate ancestors all angry

What do you think of this poem?

Well, ok, I cheated. These aren’t my words at all. They belong to:

轻艺术 慢生活

… and the English is courtesy of Google Translate.

The original Chinese looks like this:




Personally, although I can’t read it, I think the Chinese looks better :)

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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7 Responses to Lost in translation

  1. Tom says:

    There seems to be a tad more structure with the Chinese version, Pendantry!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Rachel M says:

    You’ve got to be careful with Google translate. Have you seen this?

    Liked by 2 people

  3. revruss1220 says:

    I love the art and symmetry of the original Chinese. Although the English is evocative, too.

    Liked by 3 people

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