Prelapsarian Bloom_Stand Midway on Water_02Prelapsarian Bloom: Stand Midway on Water  素華:站水中央
2018
animal salt lick
3.75″ x 6.75″ x 2.75″
site-specific installation

 

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站水中央        大地聞聲
千眼開            仰首    喚一片白雲
雲影    掠過人間        淨水退           
焦土現            千年火滅
一夢一塵埃    空守天長地久
人間    擱淺地上        天地吶喊
手裡藏沙        前生未明       
風起    青蓮芳香        渡海時至
地動山搖       
死不瞑目

 

(translated by Henry Wei Leung)
stand midway in water the earth hears
opening a thousand eyes turn upward summon a strip of cloud
shadow of cloud skipping past the mortal coil clear water receding
the scorched earth surfaces fire of a thousand years quenched

one dream one dust vacantly guarding time with no end
the mortal coil marooned on land sky and earth howl
a hand harboring sand the past life unclear
wind rises blue utpala giving fragrance ferry hour to the other shore
shaking ground shuddering mount
dying with clenched eyes