Translations from English into Chinese
Translation From Chinese into English
Poet: Pascale Petit
I was fluent in the music of the spheres
but it faded. So I salvaged one note
and kept it under my tongue
to fuel my first breath.
After my birth, I broke that note into colours
with which to see the world –
our home, where I was locked
in the cellar of myself.
The door has a leash hanging from it,
with little bells that shiver,
the way frost tinkles on a starry night.
Then the door clicks open and I go out
and stand naked
while snowflakes melt on my skin,
like the words of a lost language.