Bei Dao

In the world I am
Always a stranger
I do not understand its language
It does not understand my silence

– Bei Dao

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born in Beijing, China August 02, 1949
genre: Poetry

Chinese protest poet Bei Dao was exiled from his native land for criticising the Cultural Revolution.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3011429.Bei_Dao

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10 thoughts on “Bei Dao

  1. August 2, 1949: Chinese protest poet Bei Dao was born in Beijing, 64 years ago today.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🙂

  2. Oh this spoke right to my very hidden core.

  3. He looks like a stranger…

  4. Good quote, love it.

  5. Silence and the space to enjoy it disappear. Frightening to think that the punishment for not fitting in can be so severe.

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