The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies

XXV.1.Huang2

 

Xiuqi Huang is a MALS (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies) student at Dartmouth College. She is from Shanghai, China. She studied English literature as an undergraduate, and has been writing poetry in English for more than five years..

poetry

Dostoevsky

Xiuqi Huang, Dartmouth College

“But the best is always sacrificed;
And you who love yourself too much,
Whatever beauty you have, will be punished.
And the rage cannot be contained;
The doubts rain on like hell fire.
That man lives underground with his whispers
Like dusts floating, crawling, lost in the corners…”
Greetings, stranger in the candlelight,
Dreaming of a color blue as the waves:
You are not a teacher, or preacher,
But my fellow-sufferer.

  

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