火凤 – Jingtian Zong

火凤

Jingtian Zong (Original)

青花的颜色不同寻常
窗棂笔直得有些可疑
我盯着纯白的茉莉 坐了一天
终于明白了
一切都是假的

我看到夜幕下有一场游行
得逃亡
和魑魅魍魉一起逃亡
抓起烛台 它却变成了蛇
我忘了
一切都是假的
它翠绿的眼睛也是假的
在里面 我看到了自己

所以我干了满杯的鸩酒
不去擦拭嘴角
看满月点燃的帘幕
再看一眼
虚假的长安
火光里 我生出了翅膀
它是真的

 

Fire Phoenix

Shirley Ariza (Translated, English)

The contrasting colors that shape porcelain
The suspicious lattice so puzzled and lost
While I stared at the dazzling pure white jasmine, just  sitting one day
Finally I understood
Everything is fake.

Under the night sky, I witnessed a demonstration
Forced to flee
Along with the man-eating monsters, together fleeing
Grabbing ahold of the candlestick, that has changed into a snake
Oh, I forgot.
Everything is fake.
Its green eyes are fake.
Inside, I knew it was me.

So I drank up a full glass of poisoned wine
Not even wiping my mouth
Looking at the illuminated curtains of the full moon
Looking once more
At a Fake Chang’an.
In the fire, I gave birth to these wings.
They are real.

 

Fire Phoenix / 火凤

Saphya Council (Translated, English)

青花的颜色不同寻常
A match of blue and white was not uncommon

窗棂笔直得有些可疑
The window frame was suspiciously straight

我盯着纯白的茉莉 坐了一天
I spent my day staring at the white jasmine

终于明白了
Finally I realised

一切都是假的
Everything was fake

 

我看到夜幕下有一场游行
I saw a demonstration in the middle of the night

得逃亡
I needed to escape

和魑魅魍魉一起逃亡
With the monsters and ghosts

抓起烛台 它却变成了蛇
I grasped the candleholder, but it turns into a snake

我忘了
I forgot

一切都是假的
That everything was fake

 

它翠绿的眼睛也是假的
Its emerald eyes, fake

在里面 我看到了自己
I saw myself in it

所以我干了满杯的鸩酒
So I finished my shot of wine

不去擦拭嘴角
Without even wiping my lips

看满月点燃的帘幕
Looking at the windowblinds ignited by the full moon

再看一眼
And once more,

虚假的长安
At the fake city of Chang’an

火光里 我生出了翅膀
In the light of the fire, I grew wings

它是真的
And those were real

 

Phoenix

Angelica Castro-Mendoza (Translated, English)

The blue and white colors are bizarre.
The window lattice seems strange.
I gazed at the chalky white jasmine
Sitting for one day,
When at once
I realized:
Everything is false.

Under the night, I saw a parade,
then fled.
Demons and dragons fled, too.
I grabbed the candlestick,
But it became a snake.
I forgot:
Everything is false.

Inside it’s fake green eyes,
I saw myself.

So, I guzzled a glass of poison.
Didn’t even wipe my mouth.
Look at the full moon through the screen.
Look again.
False Chang’an.
Inside the inferno, I gave birth to wings.
This is true.

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