Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

Poem – Lone Wild Goose

Alone, the wild goose refuses food and drink, his calls searching for the flock. Who feels compassion for that single shadow vanishing in a thousand distant clouds? You watch, even as it flies from sight, its plaintive calls cutting through … Continue reading

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Poem – A Woman of Quality

Matchless in breeding and beauty, a fine lady has taken refuge in this forsaken valley. She is of good family, she says, but her fortune has withered away; now she lives as the grass and trees. When the heartlands fell … Continue reading

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Poem – Morning Rain

A slight rain comes, bathed in dawn light. I hear it among treetop leaves before mist Arrives. Soon it sprinkles the soil and, Windblown, follows clouds away. Deepened Colors grace thatch homes for a moment. Flocks and herds of things … Continue reading

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Poem – Full Moon

Above the tower — a lone, twice-sized moon. On the cold river passing night-filled homes, It scatters restless gold across the waves. On mats, it shines richer than silken gauze. Empty peaks, silence: among sparse stars, Not yet flawed, it … Continue reading

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Poem – Advent of Spring

The city has fallen: only the hills and rivers remain. In Spring the streets were green with grass and trees. Sorrowing over the times, the flowers are weeping. The birds startled my heart in fear of departing. The beacon fires … Continue reading

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