Category Archives: Poetry

“The Other”

 Two factions Both without privilege, Without hope; Without the means To comprehend the Calamity that engulfs them. Each believes the other is the blight that consumes them, The other that no mirror could conceive.

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Here’s no place for them wanting three-dimensional portraits. Too much irregularity here Weakness in disguise perhaps but true, True as jagged glass – Crash cymbal shocks the moon blue alcoholish mist Anaesthatizing the humdrum Like smoke cocooning Steel mills On … Continue reading

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Omen

What do I hear in the wind, a night cat’s cry, Branches banging black sky? A storm, a soul stirring, A fiery whirl round planets raging for war? Men mindless of planets and signs, in weather, See simply wind, rain: … Continue reading

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Innovation

The fact’s denied The grand demoted And every little embryo Reshaped Coded Structurally assimilated To satisfy the economic motive.

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A Muse

This air dry, Burning and clear Does not bite bone But warms gently, Skimming the skin It touches the heart.

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Time

Looking for time, We find him nowhere Watching clocks, nor near the sun’s way We may subdivide his tickings Till he’s scarcely more than air: He who gives dimension meaning And counting to his tether Makes infinity his contrary.

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Wang Wei( Early Tang Dynasty 699-759)

This man’s from my old home town Must know something about how things are back there. When the sun comes up shining through my silk window curtains, Can you see the winter plum tree flowering yet?

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