Poetry

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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Poetry: “Listening Attentively to the Voice Bursting out of Loneliness”

Poetry: “Listening Attentively to the Voice Bursting out of Loneliness”

0 by / on 29/07/2008, 12:36 / in Poetry

Four Poems in Chinese Written by Tibetans before March 14th 2008 I. The Sudden Self  − Bursting in an Instant The Sudden Self −− bursting in an instant In the mirror there is a man looks like me very much He is incompetent Until one day I was suddenly smashed to pieces He unexpectedly from the mirror holding the broken skeleton […]

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