Magazine article Chinese Literature Today

Mushasijia Eni

Magazine article Chinese Literature Today

Mushasijia Eni

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Mushasijia Eni, whose Han name is Li Hui, is a member of the Yi ethnic group and hails from Jiulongren, Sichuan Province. He has been a member of the Chinese Writers Association since 2005, and his works include the poetry collections The Soul Has a Date, The Tribe and the Lover, and Highland Potatoes, as well as the script for the TV series Zhige'a'er.

The Embroidery Needle Made from a Water-Deer Fang

That embroidery needle made from

A water-deer fang-

Is it still fastened to the folded

Scarf in your hair?

Even with my dreams keeping watch,

Even in my soul's distress.

The sky has darkened, Mother,

The golden-feathered rooster

Is hanging on the lintel upside-down.

There on the threshold

That deer-fang needle

Guides the white silver thread,

Waiting for my soul

To return to your embrace. …

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