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"Red Pajamas" - A Poem

Author: Joey Zhou

Translation from Chinese: Joey Zhou

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Note: In 1986, I was in Chengdu and met about 30 American teachers from the English Language Institute called ELIC . While I was there, I bought some red pajamas. On September 15th, 1986 when they left, I wrote this poem "Red Pajamas". Youth is willfulness and brute force! In fact, the process of disappearing is also beautiful.


have some red pajamas

Like the reflection of the setting sun in the river...

A gust of wind

blown away my pajamas

My youth goes with the wind...


towards dusk

into the sunset

Can't find my pajamas either,

Should I go on into the darkness and wait for another dawn?

Written on campus on September 15, 1986.


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