Paul Welch

The Ice Sculpture Exhibition

The Ice Sculpture Exhibition

in the original Chinese

Crystals of the multiverse,
and inanimate
and powerless
come here and let’s meet.

We’ll sit face to face and be frank
inside and out
and not hold a single thing back.

The living and strong
are bound in countless thin layers
until no one can see
the heart within.

Translated by Paul Welch
“The Ice Sculpture Exhibition” is from Selected Poems of Wind Lynn (The Milky Way Publishing Co., 2004).