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Self-portrait


Huai Shu
Translated from Chinese by Ou Shilin

Self-portrait

I paint my self-portrait
on white paper, using white colour.
I spread white pigments on it,
so that my hair is white;
my face is white;
my entire body is white.
My friend, you see,
even my expression is white.
What I actually want to tell you
is that my heart is white.
If I could not help shedding tears
on the paper, I believe my tears
should be white.

About the author:

Huai Shu is a poet from Hubei province. He is the author of the poetry collection Climb.







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