Poetry

Thus, We Vanish!

Thus, We Vanish!

0 by / on 20/04/2009, 18:25 / in Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has, as always, been looking for interesting blogposts to translate into English and noticed that most netizens seem to have heeded the request from webmasters not to post political messages. However, there are many posts written in verse which are passionate and demonstrate the mood in Tibet. Here is one poem that High Peaks Pure Earth […]

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The Return of TibetABC!

The Return of TibetABC!

1 by / on 22/03/2009, 22:50 / in News, Poetry

Having previously reported various closures and ‘technical maintenance’ incidents related to Tibetan language blogs, High Peaks Pure Earth is happy to report that the highly popular Tibetan language website www.tibetabc.cn is back online! We haven’t gone through each of the posts to see if any have been sanitised and cleansed of any inappropriate thoughts but just at quick glance, it […]

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Remembering 10th March, 1959-2009

Remembering 10th March, 1959-2009

2 by / on 10/03/2009, 23:32 / in Poetry

On this historic day, High Peaks Pure Earth brings you two blogposts from a bold Tibetan blogger. The first blogpost, a poem, was posted on the first day of Tibetan New Year (Losar) this year, 25th February 2009. The blogpost draws the direct line between the sadness felt on the first day of Losar with the events of 10th March […]

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Curb on Tibetan Language Blogposts?

Curb on Tibetan Language Blogposts?

4 by / on 10/02/2009, 02:00 / in Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has noticed that the main Tibetan language blog sites haven’t been updated since 30th January 2009, including the blog site www.tibetabc.cn which hosts blogs from many well-known writers and artists from Tibet. It can’t be a coincidence that none of them have updated since the same day. The Tibetan language forum Tibet Youth is still active, […]

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A Song from Prison

A Song from Prison

3 by / on 03/02/2009, 16:39 / in Music, Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated the lyrics to a song that were originally written in Tibetan in May 2008 by a monk from Lhasa’s Drepung Monastery during his incarceration in Gormu (Golmud) in Qinghai Province. Following the protests in Lhasa that started on 10th March 2008 and the subsequent unrest all over Tibet, Radio Free Asia reported that 675 […]

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More from Tibetan bloggers about Tibetan New Year

More from Tibetan bloggers about Tibetan New Year

2 by / on 25/01/2009, 02:30 / in Poetry

Tibetan netizens are really having heated debates about Losar, Tibetan New Year celebrations. The Tibetan language internet forums and blogs are full of posts diccussing the issue. Most of the posts are opposed to the celebration of Losar this year. There are two points about Losar, the first issue is whether Tibetans should celebrate Chinese New Year or not and […]

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Dergé − A Poem by Woeser

Dergé − A Poem by Woeser

0 by / on 25/12/2008, 00:15 / in Poetry, Woeser

Photo of Tsering Dorje taken in Lhasa in 1959   On the 17th anniversary of his death, High Peaks Pure Earth is posting a poem written by Woeser in 1992 dedicated to her father Tsering Dorje.   Dergé For my father This scripture, also, vanished before sunrise on the Lesser Chill. I plunged my face in my hands and wept. […]

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Two poems about the Panchen Lama by Woeser

Two poems about the Panchen Lama by Woeser

1 by / on 29/10/2008, 18:50 / in Poetry, Woeser

These two poems about the Panchen Lama by Woeser were written ten years apart. The original poems (written in Chinese) can be read here on her previous blog. The translations of the two poems are taken from “Tibet’s True Heart“, copyright 2008 Ragged Banner Press and are used here by kind permission. Below is a short introduction by Woeser. Introduction: […]

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“Romance, Revelations and Revolutions: A Review of ‘Tibet’s True Heart’ – Selected Poems by Woeser

“Romance, Revelations and Revolutions: A Review of ‘Tibet’s True Heart’ – Selected Poems by Woeser

5 by / on 10/10/2008, 09:20 / in Book Reviews, Poetry, Woeser

Newspaper headlines describe Woeser as Tibet’s most famous woman writer and blogger and a lone Tibetan voice, intent on speaking out. Until now, Woeser has perhaps been best known as a Tibetan dissident writer whose blogs are banned and have either been repeatedly shut down in China or hacked by Chinese nationalists. Her collection of poems, short stories and essays […]

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“The Fear in Lhasa” – A Poem by Woeser

“The Fear in Lhasa” – A Poem by Woeser

0 by / on 24/08/2008, 20:15 / in Poetry, Woeser

A hurried farewell to Lhasa, Now a city of fear. A hurried farewell to Lhasa, Where the fear is greater than all the fear after ’59, ’69, and ’89 put together. A hurried farewell to Lhasa, Where the fear is in your breathing, in the beating of your heart, In the silence when you want to speak but don’t, In […]

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