何金《1977》

《新世纪诗典10》

NPC5月12日,3326首,1086人。何金(吉林)日

推荐语:在"新人"中能选出50后,我顿感肩上的责任很重:这可不是闹着玩的,人家把命交给你,你要用好手中的权力。不知为什么,高考这般决定所有中国人命运的大事,在我们当代的文学作品中鲜有经典的表现,为此我正在《中国往事2》中大书特书,恰在此时读到本诗:作者写的是文革后首次恢复的高考,那更是万众一心过独木桥,更有命运感,写得很精彩。

《新诗典》小档案:何金,原名金伟信,回族,1956年腊月出生。著有小说集《沉默的星空》、诗集《身体的宣言》、随笔集《平民天堂》。作品收入《中国口语诗年鉴》(2019年卷)、《中国回族文学通史·当代卷》。2018年1月创办《小诗界》诗刊,现居吉林市。

何金手稿:

1977

, 曹雪芹

, 秦可卿

, 曹雪芹

秦可卿 ,

12

曹雪芹 ,

2020.2.10.

全京业 洪君植 译

He Jin

1977

It was a beautiful time,

it was a fucking bad time.

We supposed-to-be-educated youths went off to exams

and more than half fell through.

If I had managed to fill in those two blanks,

I would have survived.

Who was Cao Xueqin?

Who was Qin Keqing?

Forward to now, Cao wrote Dream of the Red Chamber, everyone knows.

Qin Keqing, she’s one of 12 beauties

in the mystery novel,

the one most tight with Sister Feng.

In that blank space,

I drew a cow turd.

In the space for Cao Xueqin, because I was mad,

I wrote he was the third little girl

of old Cao

in our backyard.

2/10/20

Translated by MW, May 2020