The poison snake flaunts the nails in its mouth,
This earth posseses the poison snake
Swallowing the stillness of the bird's eggs.
All the time pieces
Stop at the dreamless moment.
The big harvest is gathering
The dead smiles of the wild.
Start off from the mercuric mirror,
The double-imaged people
Ride on the family's wheels
A local hero
At an abandoned carport,
The glass is sunny.
The tangerine is splendid.
(translated by oswald from Bei Dao's poem 過節).