Liu Waitong - Rust of Time

Like childhood memory that dissolves and fades over time, Rust of Time is a study of the subject through the deteriorating photographic images, taken from the artist’s family album.


Liu Waitong (b. 1975, Guangdong) is a Hong Kong based writer, poet and photographer. He is the author of several books of poetry, essays and art criticism.


一九八三年夏天


一九八三年夏天,黑夜將臨,暮色

包圍我們的屋子,使我們感到與世隔絕

奶奶坐在廚房的黑暗中

還沒有知道爺爺在香港去世的消息


蜻蜓飛進我們的院子

我們的雞蛋花樹下落滿了枯葉

妹妹已經三歲,在花園中睡著了

微風吹亂她的短髮,她的夢她將會忘記


奶奶在廚房中點燃第一根木柴

離開這裡的人們,至今都沒有歸來

落葉在地上堆積,蜻蜓在風中迷失

木柴暗淡的火光,照亮窗外我的臉 


一九八三年夏天,寂靜的村莊神色黯然

在黑暗中仿佛有雨水滴落我的雙手

我,一個夜了還站在門外的男孩

凝望著黑暗,突然聽見了遠方山神的歌唱


廖伟棠  1997.8.3

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