nothing left but a river flowing on the borders of heaven
                                             – Li Po (“On Yellow-Crane Tower, Farewell to
                                                  Meng Hao-jan Who’s Leaving for Yang-chou”)

A Chinese boat-float
like a leaf among starlit mists
would sell like hotcakes
for those with time and self-respect
an ascension yet from the page,
                    from discord and dissension,
and damn-near free.


4 responses to “CHINESE POETRY

  1. Beautiful words, and art.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. love the classical Chinese poets. Your poem strikes all the right notes

    Liked by 1 person

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