Gaia: Part I – Decay/腐朽

In response to

腐朽/Decay by 陳綺貞 Cheer Chen.


[一切的一切 都是从海洋开始的 爱情也是]

掀開以後 不再寫入驚喜
她非常想念 愛人的溫柔

雙手反鎖禁閉 割斷宇宙呼喊訊息
在愛人的氣息裡 血腥的紅色最甜蜜

我需要休息 我需要煽動的潮汐

失去意志肯定 反叛懷抱裡的母親
在愛人的氣息裡 殘破的太陽升起

我需要休息 我需要安靜的舉行
我需要逃避 攤開你的手讓我死在你懷裡

美麗會凋零 泥土埋葬森林
美麗會凋零 腐朽 我的愛情

[之后是葬在土里无微不至的腐朽 伤口也是 美丽也是 幸福也是 爱情也是]


[The One and All of everything
Begins from the oceans
As with Love]

With a Word of veiled Determination
After its revelation, No more to be written into surprise (discovery/randomess)
Walking into a lush blooming forest
She misses very much, The tenderness of her Lover

A pair of hands tightly set and locked against, Choking off the cries and signs of the universe
Buried deep within a soil stripped of its rights/life
Within the breath of the Lover, The crimson red of blood is sweetest

I need to rest, I need the fomenting of the tides

Losing the will and assertion, Rebelling against the embrace of Mother
At this moment the oceans lost its one only fish
Within the breath of the Lover, The worn and weary sun rises

I need to rest, I need the quiet to Work
I need to flee, Open your arms let me die in your embrace

Beauty will fade, The mud buries the forest
Beauty will fade, Decaying my Love

[And thereafter buried in the soil a complete Decay (reduce to nothing)
As with all wounds
As with beauty
As with happiness
… …
As with Love


3 thoughts on “Gaia: Part I – Decay/腐朽

  1. 子列子適衛,食于道,從者見百歲髑髏,攓蓬而指,顧謂弟子百豐曰:“唯予與彼知而未嘗生未嘗死也。此過養乎?此過歡乎?”

    — 列子, Chap 1: 天瑞

    On his way to the State of Wei, Master Liezi took a rest by the roadside to have some food. He caught sight of an old skeleton, went over to pull out the weed around it, and then remarked to Bai Feng, one of his disciples, “No one knows except the skeleton and I that the spirit never lives nor dies. Does it really pay to be sad over the dead? Is it worthwhile at all for the living to be happy?”
    All species develop in their own ways: frogs turn into quails, seeds grow with water and and become moss in the location where water and soil meet. In lofty places, they will be plantains. When withered and decayed, plantains turn back into dirty soil and become dark-footed grass whose roots in turn are transformed into bombyx and whose leaves into butterflies. Butterflies soon turn into worms under the oven, looking as if with a new skin and is called QuDuo worms. After a long time they are reborn as birds with the name of QianYuGu whose saliva becomes worms called Simi. They grow into sour-sucking worms named Yilu or Huangkuang and again into worms of Jiuyou and midges and firebugs. Sheep’s liver turns into the red root of madder, horse’s blood into wildfire, and human blood into will-o’-the-wisp. Snipes become sparrow-hawks which become cuckoos and turn back into snipes in the end. Swallows become clams; field mice become quails; rotten melons become fish; tough leeks become amaranth; old ewes become apes; and fish eggs become insects. Animals in the Danyuan mountains are self-fertile hermaphrodites called Lei. Lakeside birds called Yi become pregnant when their eyes meet. Female tortoises are called Dayao when they come together; male wasps are named Zhifeng when they gather. One-sided lovers may reproduce without marriage: Jiang Yuan stepped on the huge footprint of a deity and gave birth to Houyi (the archer who shot down nine of the ten suns overpowering the earth), the forefather of Zhou (one of the three chinese dynasties of antiquity — Xia, Shang, Zhou); a lady dreamed of an immortal and bore in mulberry trees Yi Yin, the famous minister of the early Shang. Dragonflies are born in wet surroundings and midges in sweet wines. Shootless old bamboos with grass of Yangxi close around will soon get worms of Qingning. The insects in turn produce leopards. Leopards produce horses. Horses produce humans who in the end return to the cycle of change in the great Nature. Everything comes from and goes back to the changing cycle of Nature.

    — LieZi, Chap 1: Revelations of Heaven

    One of the many amazing passages from the LieZi/列子.

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