Wu Wei | 无味

By Keith Yap, Saga’20

To feel the pain of loneliness in a time of joy and reunion.

Chinese

一张圆桌
两双皮鞋
三杯室温的普洱

五颜
六色的月饼
七道山珍海味的家常便菜
八月的中秋,您身在何处?

*四与死相似,所以被留出

English

One round table
Two pairs of shoes
Three cups of pu-er at room temperature

five –
tones on a spectrum, six
mooncakes arranged in an assortment, seven home-cooked dishes to make
a feast.
the eighth month, in the month of mid-autumn, your tea left untouched.

*The word four has been omitted because it sounds like death in Chinese, which was seen to be taboo in traditional Chinese society.

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