◎In the Early Period of the Republic of China
by Nocturnal Fish
I refer to that female, she just cut her plaits of yesterday
With her ivory arms and neck in the breeze.
Free to seethe with emotion, she found people took to the street
Actually factions and doctrines showed no obvious cracks
There was still time for her bright eyes to adore certain heroes.
Faith in the early period of the Republic of China became
A matter of either complicatedness or simplicity.
I don’t think her change of view stemmed from torture and threat
And that she willingly fell into earthliness.
The man read
On her collar. Later the country disintegrated. Drifting aimlessly
She kept herself aloof from the changing times, like a lotus in a pond
Noticing the world reflected upsidedown on the water. Until she passed away
Was she addicted to the subtlest details while her love life caved in.