Anna Keiko (China)

Anna Keiko (China)

Anna Keiko: (China) Poet, writer, once studied law at the School of Political Science and Law, Shanghai East China University, permanently living in Shanghai, China. Founder and Chief Editor of ACC Shanghai Huifeng Literature Association and Chinese representative and director of the international cultural foundation ITHACA; partner of Immagine & Poesia in Italy; international member of the Canadian-Cuban Literary Union; specially invited poet of the International Writers Magazine; member of the Board of Directors of the Young Writers Magazine. Her poems have been rendered into more than 30 languages, and over 2,000 poems have been published in more than 200 poetry journals, magazines, newspapers and self-media in over 40 countries. Anna Keiko has been invited to participate in dozens of international poetry festivals and poetry exchange conferences. On January 18, 2022, she won the "Best Foreign Female Writer Award" of the 28th International Poetry "Squid Bone" in Italy. On 27 May 2021, she won the "Best Writer in A Foreign Language " award at the COVID-19 International Poetry Competition in Italy. On July 15, 2021, she won Naji Naaman Literary Prizes 2021. On October 8, 2020, she won the "Best Foreign Writer" Category A prize in the eighth "Color of Soul" International Poetry Competition held in SAN Remo, Italy. 12, 2020, she was awarded IL Meleto di Guido GozzanoItalyPrize for Literature. In 2019 she was granted the Mihai Eminescu College Medaland received a certificate of honor at the poetry, painting and music event in Curtea de Arges, granted with the King Bashab Nigo medal. In 2019, on the International Poetry Festival in Santiago de Chile she was granted the outstanding contribution award and a certificate to poetry. She was awarded the eighth Guido Gozzano Prize for Literature on September 12, 2020. And the Sydney National Award for Contribution to International Poetry In addition, she got the honorary certificate of the 2nd Chalkida International Poetry Festival in Greece; "Chinese Contemporary Literature and Art Award" and the Chinese Poetry Annual Celebrity List and many other awards. Anna Keiko got four collections of her poems published and co-authored dozens of literary books as well. Anna Keiko also has remarkable publications ranging from prose, essays, lyrics, drama to sketch comedy, etc.

 

1-     Sunrise of hope

 

The light of dawn

erases the traces of the night

relentlessly, time goes on flowing

although I wish it would stop

like a picture fixed by the camera’s lens

because as valuable like fruit in a tree is life

Like the moon ascending at night

 

so you are, my love, whatever happens

wherever you are, I keep you in my heart

since I am in love with you my world has changed

because two hearts found a home of tenderness

sunrays play on the heartstrings of love

lighting up the dawn of hope.

 

 

2-     Soul dwelling

――The Muse Garden

 

Abode of the soul

I’m wandering around my abode

its infinite windows reach beyond poetry

and through some of its noble doors

the eyesight cannot pervade

 

there are countless rooms

as beautiful as sleep

its visitors are like summer’s tenderness

I rise a small hand

searching for its vault

 

Translation Germain Droogenbrood


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