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Golden Giant

written by: Hongri Yuan

translated by: Yuanbing Zhang

 

Who is sitting in the heaven and staring at me?
Who is sitting in the golden palace of tomorrow?
Who is smiling?
The golden staff in his hand
Flashing the dazzling light
Ah, the flashes of lightning
Interweaved over my head
I walked into a crystal corridor of the time
I want to open
The doors of gold
Lines of words in the sun
Singing to me in the sky
I want to find
The volumes of golden poems
On the shores of the new century
To build the city of gold

Laozi with rosy cheeks and white hair
Smiling at me in the clouds
A phoenix danced trippingly
And carried in a book of gold

Lines of mysterious words
Made my eyes drunk
Countless giant figures
Came towards me from the clouds

The times of seventy million years
Emerged leisurely before my eyes
The cities of gold
Surrounded by the crystal garden

The sky of sapphire
Sent out the colorful miraculous brightness
On the green hills of jasper
Dragons and phoenixes were flying

Exquisite pagoda
Majestical palace of gold
The airy pavilions and pagodas
Standing in the purple-red clouds

The laughing girls
Riding the colorful husbands and wives
The propitious clouds
Sprinkling the colorful flowers

I opened the door to a golden palace
Saw the rows of scrolls of gold
A giant with the haloes all over his body
There was a golden sun over his head

With smile, he picked up the books of gold
Recited the sacred verses
I was intoxicated with miraculous wonderful words
Surrounded by the purple-gold flames all over his body

A golden lotus
Bloomed beneath my feet
Lifted up my body
Wafted up from the golden palace

The red clouds
Drifting by my side
Outside of the sky, I saw
Another golden paradise

The leisurely bells
Calling to me
The countless giants
Roaming in a golden garden

The sky of ruby
The rounds of sun
Like the golden lotus
Blooming in the sky

The intoxicating fragrance of flowers
Like the sweet good wine
The golden trees
Were laden with the dazzling diamonds

The wonderful flowers
Bloomed for thousands of years
The land of gold
Inlaid with the gems

The pavilions of gold
Strewn at random and overlapped
Someone was playing chess
Someone was chatting

Quaint clothes
Colossal statues
Miraculous eyes
Happy and comfortable

The white cranes
Flying in the sky
The husbands and wifes
Crowing leisurely

Beside the old man I came
As if he was waiting for me
In the golden pavilion
He opened an ancient casket

A glittering ancient sword
Engraved some abstruse words and expressions
Which were clear and transparent like a lightning
Dimly glowed purplish-red patterns

He told me a metaphysical epic
The sword came from nine billion years ago
Which, was made from hundreds of millions of suns
It was a sacred sword of the sun

It could pierce the rocks of time
Open the layer after layer of skies
Let the sacred fire smelt the heaven and the earth
Into the golden paradises

The old man's eyes were deep, archaic and abstruse
Dimly shone the joyful flames
He let me take this sword
To fly towards a new golden paradise
The huge golden lotus floated leisurely
I flew over the sky thousands of miles away
The huge pyramids
Loomed impressively in front of my eyes

The mountainous figures of giants
Walked about in front of the pyramid
The huge pyramids of gold
Were much taller than the mountains

The giant trees of gold
Like a forest
Stood in the sky
Laden with the stars

The multicoloured propitious clouds
Was a huge bird
In the silvery sky
Crowing joyfully

I came to the front of a pyramid
A door was opened wide to me
A group of blond giants
Sitting with smiles in the grand palace

A holy great old man
Reciting the singular language in his mouth
The temple was painted with the magical symbols
And the giant pictures of Gods

The palace was full of silvery white light
Blooming huge wonderful flowers
A peal of wonderful mellifluous bells
Made the person suddenly forget all of the time

I heard an immemorial verse
It was written hundreds of millions of years ago
Related countless eras of giants
Created the holy kingdoms of heaven

Their wisdom was sacred and great
Knew completely the past and the future of the universe
They flew freely in the sky
Landed on the millions of planets in the universe

They made the time change as their pleasure
Which could reach other spaces
Make a stone turn into a gold
Make the gold bloom flowers

They were like the rounds of sun
Which could erupt the sacred flames
Let all things blaze in raging flames
Turn into their imagination works

They landed on the planets
Established the golden paradises
With their magic abstruse wisdom
Built the platinum cities

I saw the gorgeous words
Flashing in the volume of gold
And the magical wonderful halos
Rotating like the colored lightning in the sky

I came to another wonderful heaven and earth
And saw a huge edifice of platinum
The whole city was like a piece of work
Sending out quietly the brilliant white light

A huge round square
Enchased some unearthly works
The giants of great stature
Came and went leisurely into the street

They wore singular clothes
Shone all over their bodies
With smiles on their faces
Both men and women looked beautiful

They spoke the wonderful language
Which was as intriguing and pleasant as the music
Some of them run by spaceship
Flying around silently in the sky

I walked into a huge edifice of platinum
Saw a magnificent hall
A platinum wall was inlaid with gems
And there were also a row of unusual instruments

Their eyes were like bright springs
Wore the multicoloured clothes
Some of them were operating instruments there
Some of them were talking with each other softly there

I saw a magical picture
Drew the giant planets
Stood the cities on those planets
And there were also the crystal gardens

I opened a crystal door
Saw a group of happy men and women
They were singing softly
The blinking books of gold were in their hands

Both the clusters of flowers and the glasses of golden wine
Were on the huge round table
The golden walls were sparkling
Carved with all kinds of wonderful pictures

I saw a demure girl
The golden halo was sparkling on her head
She wore a purple-gold lorgnette
Which was as peerless as a sculpture

The pages were marked with whimsical words
Like lines of ancient magic symbols
Each book was made of gold
And it was also like a golden crystal

I understood their euphonious songs
They were singing of sacred love
They were singing of great ancestors
They were recounting the civilization of the universe

Their city was a garden
Surrounded by the sweet rivers
The whole earth was a piece of jade
And the clay was a layer of transparent sand of gold

I saw some white-bright huge balls
Suspended high above the city
The giant balls were sending out dazzling lights
Shone the heaven and the earth as bright as the crystal

The towering great buildings stood in great numbers
As if they were carved by a whole piece of platinum
Both the doves and some colorful birds
Were flying in the sky

I saw a singular train
Flying swiftly forward in the sky
The streets were white and bright
And any moving vehicle could not be been seen

Their bodies were unusually strong
Playing a wonderful game
They piled up the pieces of great stones
Into some grotesque works

Both like some giant eyes
And some ancient totems
There were also some strange birds
Covered with lightning feathers all over their bodies

I saw a couple of tall lovers
They aviated a spaceship
Their eyes were quiet and bright
Shone colorful halo around their bodies

The wonderful space was gyrating leisurely
Like a huge, resplendent crystal
I said goodbye to the unusual city
Towards a space of golden light

The cities flashed in the sky
I flew over the layers of the sky again
And I saw a newfangled world
The multicoloured city of crystal

The high towers were exquisitely carved
Shone the multicoloured pearls
The layers of eave were painted with dragon and phoenix
Hung the singing golden bells

The earth was a crystal garden
The palaces were limpid and crystal
Huge mountains were like a transparent gem
Lined with the golden trees

I saw the tall giants
Wore the purple clothes
There were round suns on their heads
The body also shone a layer of halo

They sat up in the main halls
Singing a mellifluous song
Some were roaming leisurely in the garden
Some were summoning the birds in the sky

The crystalline airy pavilions and pagodas
Were beset with jewels and agates
A huge jewel on the spire
Shining the golden lights

I saw a holy giant
Sitting in the middle of the main hall
The purple-gold flame was flashed around his body
And filled with the whole majestic main hall

A full-bodied fragrance filled the hall
Like a cup of refreshing wine
Solemn expression was merciful and joyful
A huge book was in his hand

The hall was full of men and women
Listening quietly to the psalms of the saints
The lotuses were floating in the sky
Where the smiling giants sat

The golden light was poured down from the sky
Bathed in the whole crystal kingdom
Those jewels above the giant towers
Were just the golden suns

The golden walls of a golden tower
Were carved with lines of flashing words I saw
Flying around the dragons and phoenixes
As if they were intonating the inspiring poems

The smiling giants in the sky
A huge halo was also flashing around their bodies
Each of them was both dignified and tranquil
Floating in the golden transparent sky

I flew over the crystal kingdom
And saw the vast golden mountain in the distance
Sending out the brilliant lights in the sky
Where the propitious clouds were blossoming

That was a golden giant
Sitting in the golden transparent sky
His body was composed of thousands of millions of constellations
The golden sun was rotating on his forehead

He lit up the whole marvellous universe
The kingdoms of heaven shone in the sky
Here there was no sky and no earth
The up-down in four-directions were the lights of pure gold

The smiling giants were sitting
On the gold-engraved pavilions
The pavilions levitated in the transparent sky
Shining the layers of purple-gold light

The multicoloured transparent mountains
As if the propitious clouds were floating in the sky
The large wonderful flowers were blooming in the mountain peaks
And there were also trees of light

A river flowed from the sky
And the river bottom reflected a layer of golden sand
Some strange and beautiful birds and the beasts
Also were like some aerial phantoms

This was a world of light
Everything was made of light
The divine light formed all things
And the golden paradises

The golden giant I saw
Shining the kingdoms of heaven in his body
I saw the cities of gold
Which were brilliant and fascinating in his bones

I saw lines of extremely large words
Arranged into a huge book in the sky
It seemed as if they were the bright stars
Constituted a wonderful drawing

There was a golden pavilion in the sky
Flying around with huge dragons and phoenixes
An old man with the whisk
Waved to me and smiled in the pavilion

I seem to be attracted by magical attraction
Leisurely came to his side
He told me the golden giant
Was namely my great ancestor

This was an eternal palace
There's no so-called time
The holy light was exactly the God
What I saw was better than the heaven

He pointed to the huge book in the sky
And told me that was the mystery of the universe
The book contained magical wisdom
Created the countless worlds of gold

He pointed to a pagoda in the sky
Told me that was the temple of words
The light turned into the sacred words
And the words created the time of gold

He held up a very large pearl
In which flashed the pictures
He told me that it was the future time
That was all of the wonderful worlds

He told me that it was another universe
I still want to go to the paradises
He gave me the magical pearl
Let it be my future guide

I said goodbye to the holy old man
I set foot on a new road of the heavens again
I sat in a golden pavilion
Lightly flew to the distant outer space

 

黄金巨人

远红日

谁 坐在天上向我凝望
谁 坐在明天的黄金殿堂
谁 微笑着
手中的金杖
闪出耀眼的光芒
一道道闪电啊
在我头顶上交织
我走进了一座
时间的水晶长廊
我要打开
一扇扇黄金的大门
一行行太阳的词语
在空中向我歌唱
我要找到
那一部部黄金的诗卷
在新世纪的海岸
把黄金之城建造

白发红颜的老子
在云端向我微笑
一只翩翩的凤凰
衔来了一部金书

一行行玄妙的词语
迷醉了我的眼睛
一个个巨人的身影
从云中向我走来

七千万年的时光
在眼前悠悠浮现
一座座黄金的城市
簇拥着水晶的花园

蓝宝石的天空
闪出七彩的灵光
一座座碧玉的青山
飞翔着龙和凤凰

玲珑的宝塔
宏伟的金殿
一座座亭台楼阁
矗立紫红的云间

欢笑的少女
跨着七彩的鸾凤
一朵朵祥云
洒下缤纷的花朵

我打开一座金殿的大门
看到一排排黄金的书卷
一个周身光环的巨人
头顶一轮金色的太阳

他微笑着拿起一部部金书
朗诵了一首首神圣的诗篇
我陶醉于神奇美妙的词语
周身环绕起紫金的火焰

一朵金莲
在我脚下盛开
托起我的身体
飘出了金殿

一朵朵红云
在我身边飘过
我看到了天外
又一座黄金乐园

悠悠的钟声
向我召唤
一个个巨人
漫步在黄金花园

红宝石的天空
一轮轮太阳
像一朵朵金莲
开放在天上

醉人的花香
像甘醇的美酒
一棵棵黄金树
结满耀眼的钻石

一朵朵奇葩
盛开了千年
黄金的土地
嵌满了宝石

黄金的楼台
错落重叠
有人在对弈
有人在闲谈

古雅的衣裳
巨大的身材
神奇的眸子
欢喜自在

一只只白鹤
飞翔空中
一只只鸾凤
悠然啼鸣

我来到了一位老者身旁
他仿佛正在把我等待
在那黄金的楼阁之上
他打开了一只古老的剑匣

一柄闪闪发光的古剑
镌刻一些玄古的词语
清澈透明像一道闪电
隐隐泛出紫红的花纹

他告诉我一部玄奥的史诗
这柄剑来自九亿万年
亿万颗太阳把它炼成
它是一把太阳的神剑

他能穿透时间的岩石
打开一层又一层云天
让神圣之火熔炼天地
化成一座座黄金乐园

老者的双眸古奥深沉
隐隐闪耀欢喜的光焰
他让我带上这把神剑
飞向新的黄金乐园

巨大的金莲悠悠飘荡
我又飞过了万里云天
一座座巨大的金字塔
赫然出现在我的眼前

山岳般的巨人
在塔前走动
那黄金的巨塔
比山岳更高大

黄金的巨树
像一座森林
矗立在空中
结满了星辰

五彩的祥云
是巨大的鸟儿
在白银的天空
欢喜地啼鸣

我来到了一座金塔之前
一扇大门向我敞开
一群金发碧眼的巨人
微笑着坐在宏大的殿堂

一位神圣巨大的老者
口中念诵奇特的语言
这圣殿画满了神奇的符号
还有一幅幅巨大的神像

殿内充满银白的光明
盛开一朵朵巨大的古葩
一阵阵奇妙动听的钟声
让人把时间顿然全忘

我听到了一部远古的诗篇
它们写自亿万年前
讲述一个个巨人时代
创造了一个个圣洁的天国

他们的智慧神圣伟大
洞明宇宙的过去未来
他们在空中自由飞行
登上宇宙的亿万星球

他们让时间随心变化
可以通达另外的空间
让一块石头化成黄金
让黄金盛开朵朵鲜花

他们像是一轮轮太阳
可以喷发神圣的火焰
让火焰熊熊燃烧万物
化成他们想象的作品

他们登上一颗颗星球
创建了一座座黄金乐园
用那神奇古奥的智慧
建起了一座座白金城市

我看见一个个华丽的词语
在黄金的书卷上闪过
一团团神奇美妙的光环
在空中旋转像彩色的闪电

我来到另一个奇妙的天地
看到一座白金的巨厦
整个城市像一幅作品
静静地发出灿烂的白光

一座巨大的圆形广场
雕塑着一些奇异的作品
一个个身形高大的巨人
在街上悠然地来来去去

他们穿着奇特的服装
全身上下闪闪发光
他们脸上都含着微笑
男男女女都容貌姣好

他们说着奇妙的语言
像音乐一般迷人动听
他们有的乘着飞船
在天空无声地飞去飞来

我走进一座白金的巨厦
看到一座华丽的大厅
白金的墙壁镶嵌宝石
还有一排奇异的仪器

他们的眼睛像明亮的甘泉
穿着五光十色的衣裳
有的在那儿操纵仪器
有的在那儿轻声交谈

我看到一幅神奇的画儿
画着一颗颗巨大的星球
星球上矗立一座座城市
还有一座座水晶的花园

我打开一座水晶的大门
看到一群快乐的男女
他们轻声地唱着歌儿
手中一部部闪光的金书

巨大的圆桌上一簇簇鲜花
还有一杯杯金色的美酒
黄金的四壁闪闪发光
雕刻着各种奇妙的画图

我看到一位端庄的少女
她头上闪耀金色的光环
她穿着一件紫金的长裙
像一座雕塑美妙绝伦

书页上镌刻着古怪的词语
像一行行古老神奇的符号
每一本书都由黄金制成
又像是一块金色的水晶

我听懂了他们悦耳的歌声
他们在唱着神圣的爱情
他们在咏歌伟大的祖先
他们在述说宇宙的文明

他们的城市处处是花园
环绕一条条甘美的河流
整个大地是一块玉石
泥土是一层透明的金沙

我看到一些白亮的巨球
高高地悬浮在城市上空
那巨球发出耀眼的光明
把天地照得明亮如水晶

一座座高耸林立的巨厦
仿佛一整块白金雕成
空中飞翔着一只只鸽子
还有一些七彩的鸟儿

我看到一种奇特的列车
在空中神速地向前飞驰
一条条大街洁白明亮
看不见任何行驶的车辆

他们的身体异常强壮
做着一种奇妙的游戏
他们叠起一块块巨石
化成一些怪异的作品

仿佛一些巨大的眼睛
又像是一些古老的图腾
还有一些奇怪的飞鸟
浑身长满闪电的羽毛

我看到一对高大的恋人
他们乘着一只飞船
他们的目光宁静明亮
周身闪出七彩的光环

美妙的太空悠悠旋转
像一座巨大璀璨的水晶
我告别这座奇异的城市
奔向了一片金色的光明

一座座城市从空中闪过
我又飞过了一层层云天
我看到一个新奇的世界
五光十色的水晶之城

一座座高塔玲珑剔透
闪耀一颗颗五彩的明珠
一层层飞檐画满了龙凤
悬挂着一只只歌唱的金玲

大地是一座水晶的花园
一座座宫殿明澈晶莹
巨大的山峰像透明的宝石
林立着一棵棵金色的树木

我看到一个个高大的巨人
穿着一件件紫红的衣裳
他们头上都有一轮太阳
身体也闪耀一层层光环

他们端坐在一座座大殿
唱着一种动听的歌曲
有的在花园里悠悠漫步
有的在召唤空中的飞鸟

一座座水晶的亭台楼阁
镶嵌着宝石和玛瑙
那塔尖上一颗巨大的明珠
闪耀出一道道金色的光明

我看到一位神圣的巨人
坐在一座大殿的中央
他身上闪放紫金的火焰
充满了整座宏伟的大殿

浓郁的芳香飘满殿堂
像一杯沁人肺腑的美酒
庄严的表情慈悲欢喜
手上托着一部巨书

殿内坐满了男男女女
静静聆听圣者的诗篇
一朵朵莲花在天空漂浮
端坐一个个微笑的巨人

金色的光明从天空洒下
沐浴着整个水晶王国
那一座座巨塔之上的明珠
就是一轮轮金色的太阳

我看到一行行闪光的词语
刻满了一座金塔的金壁
周围环飞着一只只龙凤
仿佛在吟唱动人的诗篇

那空中微笑的一个个巨人
身体也闪放巨大的光环
他们一个个端庄宁静
漂浮在金色透明的天空

我飞越了这座水晶王国
看到了远方巨大的金山
在天空发出夺目的光芒
周围有一朵朵祥云绽放

那是一个金色的巨人
端坐在金色透明的天空
他的身体是亿万个星座
额头旋转着金色的太阳

他照亮了整个奇妙的宇宙
一座座天国闪耀空中
在这儿没有天空与大地
上下四方是纯金的光明

一座座黄金镌雕的楼阁
端坐一个个微笑的巨人
那楼阁悬浮透明的空中
闪耀一层层紫金的光明

一座座五彩透明的山峰
像一朵朵祥云漂浮天上
山峰上盛开巨大的奇葩
还有一颗颗光芒的树木

一条河流从空中流过
河底闪映出一层金沙
一些奇丽的飞禽走兽
也像是一些空中幻影

这是一个光的世界
一切都有光芒形成
神圣的光芒形成万物
和一座座黄金乐园

我看到的那个金色的巨人
体内闪耀一个个天国
我看到一座座黄金之城
在他的骨骼中灿烂迷人

我看到一行行巨形的词语
在天空排列成一部巨书
仿佛一颗颗明亮的星辰
构成了一个奇妙的画图

天空中一座黄金的楼阁
环飞一只只巨大的龙凤
一位手持拂尘的老者
在楼阁内向我招手微笑

我仿佛受到神奇的引力
悠然来到了他的身边
他告诉我那位金色的巨人
就是我的伟大的祖先

这是一座永恒的殿堂
在这儿没有所谓的时间
圣洁的光芒就是上帝
我看到的一切胜过天堂

他指着天空的那部巨书
告诉我那是宇宙的奥秘
那书中蕴含神奇的智慧
创造一个个黄金的世界

他指着天空的一座宝塔
告诉我那是词语的圣殿
光芒化成了神圣的词语
词语创造了黄金的时间

他托起一颗硕大的明珠
里面闪映一幅幅画图
他告诉我这是未来的时间
都是一个个奇妙的世界

他告诉我这是另一个宇宙
我还要去那一座座乐园
他送给我这颗神奇的明珠
让它做我未来的导游

我告别这位神圣的老人
我又踏上一条新的天路
我坐上一座黄金的楼阁
飘飘飞向了遥远的天外

Hongri Yuan

Hongri Yuan

Hongri Yuan, born in China in 1962, is a poet and philosopher interested particularly in creation. Representative works include Platinum City, Gold City, Golden Paradise , Gold Sun and Golden Giant.
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