Chen Fei

Chen Fei, born and raised in Guizhou, is a story hunter, a traveler and a graphic designer. Resident in Macao for thirteen years, Fei is currently a Resident Tutor at Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee Residential College in the University of Macau, where he is currently completing a PhD degree in Literary Studies. 

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(picture of a meiren kao)

the patio bench meiren kao – 18th April 2014

meiren kao, a man leaning on it will be more elegant, suave’

the restaurant manager said to me 

meiren kao, a lookout for men

to monitor enemy movements

a belvedere for girls to wait for their beloved

and now I’m leaning here, waiting for my poetry ideas 

downstairs Miao waitresses are welcoming guests with wine and song

on the street visitors are taking photos

some people are selling barbecued food 

people sitting on the meiren kao of other houses are holding cameras, ready to capture any surprise 

here on the meiren kao

I see the whole village

I see people come and go

people come, stay and start businesses here people grow up

people make money and leave

people grow old

sing songs 

on such a pleasant afternoon as this I am sitting on the meiren kao

eating my barbecued food

listening to the stories in the songs 

美人靠 

2014年4月18日

“美人靠 美人靠

男生坐著也要俏三俏”

餐館經理笑著跟我說

美人靠,男人們監視敵人舉動的瞭望台 

女人們等待心上人歸家的觀景台 

此刻我坐在這裡,等待著靈感來教我寫詩

樓下苗族女侍者正在用歌舞和米酒 

歡迎著賓客

街上遊客們在拍照 

有些攤販在賣燒烤 

有些人坐在其他吊腳樓的美人靠 

舉著相機,等待著驚喜 

美人靠上

我看到整個寨子 

我看到有的人來了,住了下來 

有的人走了,去往便捷的都市生活 

有的人暫住,尋找心裡的平靜 

有的人成長,無憂無慮地成長 

有的人急於賺錢,開酒吧開客棧

他們的故事 

沉澱為山間的迷霧 

流淌成河裡的歌唱

夜幕降臨時分 我坐在河邊 吃著燒烤 

聽著 一首又一首的歌謠

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