Ma Lan, originally Luo Malan. She is from Sichuan, China. Her poems have appeared in various periodicals, including Huacheng, Today. She has published a poetry collection Where to Sit? (2003). She lives in Beijing.
Born in 1966 in Vienna, Austria. Studied Chinese in Taiwan 1988-90. Graduated from Vienna University 1995 (MA). Taught German and English in various countries. Currently working as a translator in Beijing.
let's have some rain now, i am on his lips
i'm very elastic, just look at my fingers
there on the piano.
just let this man speak, let him go where he wants
i can leave his lips
i know he can walk very fast
but how can you walk from the left
heart chamber to the right one?
the time is too small, and the characters i go to see are too skinny
just look at their bones
a long time ago when i was on the road, i was weeping in force
now let's have some rain, to restrain
and protect me.
my clothes are there on my hand in the distance
with fog in between