Li Wei

Poem: Like A Factory Worker

Here are two poems written by Tianjin based poet Li Wei (translated by M.J.): Like a factory worker I cut off my long hair Short to the roots Mali Zhe saw it Patted me and said Oh my, your head is truly ugly Like that of a...

Poem: Me, or a Monkey

Here is another poem written by Li Wei (translated by M.J.): Me, or a Monkey (我,或一只猴子) To lessen the burden Of the nation, of the people I An average man A completely inconspicuous person A person of no contribution whatsoever...

Is Zhang Ziyi Pretty or Not

The following poem was written by Tianjin-based poet Li Wei, translated by CDT: Is Zhang Ziyi pretty or not? Some say she’s pretty. Some say she’s not. Liu Ping in my office says she’s not pretty. However,...

A Morning with a Sunrise

This early spring I went to work at a private school The school is in a remote suburb Every morning I have to get up early to take a bus It is still dark Street lights are sleeping in the slow wind The streets seem cleaner than...

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