taking off everything that can be taken off

by Yao Feng

taking off everything that can be taken off
my net weight is seventy kilos
this is just the body
it has nothing to do with the soul
 
as for the soul, it has no net weight
it has only feather weight
because you have to add the darkness
and you have to add the ruins

The literal translation of this poem was made by Chenxin Jiang

The final translated version of the poem is by The Poetry Translation Workshop

Notes

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