Mozart in E-flat Major

By Hsia Yü Hsia Yu

Translated from the Chinese by Karen An-hwei Lee Read the translator's notes

I turn around.
          I feel Monday’s well-shaven face lightly
          caress my left shoulder

          most cherished part
          most crucial here and now

Source: Poetry (June 2011).


This poem originally appeared in the June 2011 issue of Poetry magazine

June 2011


Hsia Yü (also Xia Yu) is the author of several volumes of poetry, most recently Pink Noise (2007). A founding editor of the Taiwanese avant-garde literary zine, Xianzai Shi (Poetry now), she currently resides in Taipei where she works as a lyricist and translator.

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