Archive: I Give Everything to You

- for Xia


Photograph: Hu Jia /AP Video/AP


All that I have, I have to hand over to you

as believers hand over their souls to God.


If the cross in your heart is now risen,

without faltering I will dye it with blood.






© Liu Xiaobo

translation © Zheng Danyi, Shirley Lee, Martin Alexander (2010)


This poem was first broadcast on the BBC World Service on the 3rd November, 2010 - The Strand

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