Nanjing étude 3 untitled (When I watched you die that day) by AGG & 王梵志

When I watched you die that day,
My heart was a red-hot flame,
Not from pity or fear, but
Love of our shared human fate.

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無題詩
王梵志

我見那漢死,肚裏熱如火;
不是惜那漢,恐畏還到我。

Untitled Poem
Wang Fanzhi
(Translated by Eugene Eoyang)

I saw another man die:
My stomach burned like fire.
Not that I felt sorry for him:
I was afraid I’d be next.

Depth Charge:
Photographs are of tombstones on Cangshan in Dali, China and on Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Wang Fanzhi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Fanzhi
http://www.sevenpillarshouse.org/poetry/five_poems_by_wang_fanzhi/

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