Poetry

“I Am the Master of my Own Fate” by Woeser

“I Am the Master of my Own Fate” by Woeser

1 by / on 16/02/2010, 21:59 / in Poetry, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was originally written for Radio Free Asia on February 4, 2010 and posted on her blog on February 8, 2010. In this blogpost, Woeser refers to another Tibetan female poet and blogger called “Drugmo” who is based in Canada. In the week prior to this blogpost, Woeser had posted […]

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I Am Tibetan

I Am Tibetan

6 by / on 04/02/2010, 22:56 / in Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has noticed an upsurge in online activity by Tibetan netizens about being Tibetan and Tibetan identity. This video “I Am Tibetan” was first posted on a Chinese video-hosting website on December 19, 2009 and has been circulating widely. It came later to be posted on YouTube by a Tibetan called Jigdo and is now being disseminated by Tibetans all over […]

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More Poems to Obama by Tibetan Bloggers

More Poems to Obama by Tibetan Bloggers

0 by / on 02/12/2009, 23:35 / in Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated more poems to Obama. Our previous post was a long poem that had originally been written in Tibetan. The amusing short poem below was originally written in Chinese by a Tibetan and posted on his blog on November 22, 2009.    The question I ask Obama I am from Tibet I am a Tibetan […]

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“A Letter to President Obama” by a Tibetan Blogger

“A Letter to President Obama” by a Tibetan Blogger

1 by / on 01/12/2009, 00:38 / in Poetry

Obama’s first state visit to China generated huge online discussions amongst Chinese netizens but the Tibetan blogs were generally much quieter due to the political sensitivities surrounding the visit. However, High Peaks Pure Earth discovered and translated a letter written to President Obama by a Tibetan blogger in the form of a long poem which was posted on their blog on November […]

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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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