8525  Poems Read Home Login

 Stars Poetry

Bed Museum in Wuzhen Town


Xue Nü
Translated from Chinese by Ou Shilin

She spends half of her life in bed, just to avoid
her body falling elsewhere.
When sleep comes, pain and love
need a new bed; she chooses rosewood.
For years, she has never been skilled in love and war;
she separates with men more than with herself.
On her favorite beds of pine, birch or camphor woods,
she lays flat, and keeps on lowering,
until giving up herself completely.
She imitates happy and painful looks,
closing her eyes like being dead;
indulging in lethargy, illness
and making love, like a dead.
Yet she would not refer her bedroom
as a grave.

Is there such a bed
that ever gives her rest? After middle age
she loves sleeping naked, longing to shrink
into an infant.

About the author:

Xue Nü is a poet, writer and photographer. She is the
author of several collections for essay and poetry.







©2000 - 2018 - Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors.

Visit My Home Page | Start Your Own Poetry Site | PoetryPoem
[ Control Panel ]  [ Today's Poetry - ALL Poets ]  [ Search ]



jackspoems My Book Desperado's Gold - Jackie R. Kays (Author), Teel James Glenn Buck Horton's brother was an outlaw. The only thing  
amazoncomDesperado
dreamweaver POETRY BY KRIS ~ DREAMWEAVER - ~WELCOME TO DREAMLAND~ Read my Poems to Know me. I am in my poems.  
dreamweaver
poetic2050 Poetry by poetic2050 - Feedback and critique requested.  
poetic2050
countrypoet Poetry by CountryPoet - Language of Enchantment Words are beautiful...  
countrypoet
Poetry by Brian - Wonderful Poems For Wonderful People Truly A Poem For Everyone. Uplifting, and Truthful.  
brianspose
Life Lines by Malibu Poetess - Straight forward prose and poetry on life, love, joy and disillusionment.  
malibupoetess
mykalangelo poems of Mykalangelo. - Tell me whatever, I'm not here often From poetrypoem.com your life will grow  
Mykalangelo

jackspoems My Book Desperado's Gold - Jackie R. Kays (Author), Teel James Glenn Buck Horton's brother was an outlaw. The only thing  
amazoncomDesperado
dreamweaver POETRY BY KRIS ~ DREAMWEAVER - ~WELCOME TO DREAMLAND~ Read my Poems to Know me. I am in my poems.  
dreamweaver
poetic2050 Poetry by poetic2050 - Feedback and critique requested.  
poetic2050
countrypoet Poetry by CountryPoet - Language of Enchantment Words are beautiful...  
countrypoet
Poetry by Brian - Wonderful Poems For Wonderful People Truly A Poem For Everyone. Uplifting, and Truthful.  
brianspose
Life Lines by Malibu Poetess - Straight forward prose and poetry on life, love, joy and disillusionment.  
malibupoetess


poetrypoemshelpandtips
poetrypoemshelpandtips
last on: 19-12-2017
poetic2050
poetic2050
last on: 23-01-2018

poet5170
poet5170
last on: 23-01-2018
dreamweaver
dreamweaver
last on: 23-01-2018

sunshine12
sunshine12
last on: 17-01-2018
anthony
anthony
last on: 20-01-2018

diggerd     ladydp2000      author3578      recherche      poetry2071  View All Poets
Newest Item: The Devils Boogie
  The Devil's Boogie   Late at night when you’re on you ... More
Added: 2018-01-21  My Poetry List  PoetryPoem.com      Get a Free Site       Blogs     Stories     Premium Sites