China's leading woman poet, Shu Ting worked in the Countryside until 1973, returning to the city to work on construction sites and in factories. In spite of all this, her firm faith in the human spirit led to poetry. Her pure style and mature voice found a ready voice found a ready response among a generation shaped by the experiences of the Cultural Revolution. The poems included in this first collection of Shu Ting's work in English span her career, amply demonstrating her poetic gifts.
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. . .In between
Its just a common lane
On a low wall there may be specks
That may grow in time into a charcoal drawing
perhaps it's a gust of wind
or perhaps a kind of smell
bewilderment sprouts rootlessly
the mind is a compass without direction
it seems that you have stepped
right into a magnetic field
then you keep trying to recall
you must have missed something
what is it that has awaited you for years what is it that you've
been waiting for
even if you follow your own footprints
you will not return
to where you started.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Chinese
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Book Description Cheng & Tsui, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P119627255149
Book Description Cheng & Tsui, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX9627255149