Alison Friedman

 

Alison M. Friedman is the founding director of Ping Pong Productions, a non-profit performing arts exchange organization headquartered in Beijing with the mission of cultural diplomacy

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Clouds and Hutongs

Two poems by Xue Di – translated by Alison Friedman

 

Clouds

Those are clouds – lifeless expressions in eyes swaying below

cracked lips; on vision’s gloomy coast, they hide and seek.

That is me in the empty field,

alarmed.

The road’s deceptive snakeskin pattern; in all directions voracious trees

devour sunlight.

Those are clouds. In delusion I summon those clouds longing

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