In memory of Mr. Yu Kwang-chung on Poetry Day

Rising from the Ashes by Yu Kwang-chung

Precarious yet stable

Fragile yet adamant

Scaffolds built with mechanics

Styles developed by aesthetics

The elegance of antiquities

Is varied with modernity

The pleasantness of Geometry

Dissolves the seriousness of The Shan and Zhou Dynasties

With an ambition to fly

Standing on the ground, yet craving the sky

Seeing reality in fantasy, and seeing fantasy in reality

In every tunnel there is a different sky,

In which the sun and the moon cycle

Rising from the fire, the body remains

Looking back in the ashes and seeing

The immortality made eternal

The yearning for purity is fulfilled by the white surface

Regretless as it meets the eyes, contented as it meets the hands

Nüwa refines five-colored stones 

To patch the heaven

Heinrich Wang creates white porcelain

To benefit the earth

on March 16th, 2008

Extracted from Ou Shen by Yu Kwang-chung published by Chiuko



The following text is extracted from the article "Reading: A Path to Beauty-from Glass to Porcelain" by Heinrich Wang in Reading Is for a Lifetime published by Bookzone.

I took a road not taken, which is similar to Yu Kwang-chung’s experiment on language.

“I try to compress, flatten, stretch and sharpen Chinese words. I dismantle and assemble them, fold and pile them to test their speed, density and resilience,” He said. “The prose I look for should be full of sounds, colors, and lights. It should have the sweet scent of Xiao, the resonance of the bell, the iridescence of the rainbow. There should be shimmering lights between words.”

Words are there, glass is there, porcelain clay is also there. We cannot invent, and good ideas have all been carried out by someone else. Blue-and-white porcelain cannot compete with Royal Copenhagen. Colored glass cannot compete with Masons. We can only change our attitude, and then change our production process. After multiple failures, shapes and irregular curves finally show themselves. I once heard a Chinese collector exclaiming: “The porcelain is standing!”

The standing porcelain seems to be paying tribute to Yu Kwang-chung’s language, so do all innovative literary works that break free from traditions, seeking to be reborn at the end of rope.

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