Liao Yiwu: Who Sings Sadly in the Deep Forest on a Moonlit Night? (Music Video)
Earlier this spring, lawyer Teng Biao (who recently wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post) posted the text of a poem which poet Liao Yiwu performed in Beijing:
Who sings sadly in the deep forest on a moonlit night? Posted by Teng Biao on 05-13-09 谁在月夜的深林里悲歌 (Teng’s blog on blog.sina.com.cn is already censored)
悲 歌 A Sad Song
廖 亦 武 (Liao Yiwu)
The moonlit night passes through the forest
I think of the one I love
Buried under silent earth
From afar I hear a gunshot.
That year I burned with passion
Shouldering the destiny of my country
Up to today’s two empty hands
The years have broken the knife’s edge.
The moonlit night passes through memory
I think of the one I loved
Alive, I grow old in wandering,
Dead, you are forever young.