Dreams of The Tang Dynasty #9

#9 The Great Flood (Written Upon Hearing About XinMei’s Death) The gods of the river are in a raging fury, Sending flood waters down upon my province. Everything I’ve ever known, Washed away into oblivion. My love, her husband, my village, her prison, Just memories now stolen by the void. Is it karma for our … Continue reading Dreams of The Tang Dynasty #9

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Dreams of The Tang Dynasty #8

#8 The fortresses burn - blood flows everywhere, Birds feast on the ruins of a grand age. I seek solace from the violence in the mountain's mazes, Eating wild berries; my stomach aches with hunger. One moment you are feasting and warm, The next moment alone, cold, and hungry. I sit by an ancient and … Continue reading Dreams of The Tang Dynasty #8

Dreams of The Tang Dynasty #5

#5 For Yu I sit on top of Old Pine Mountain Chanting her beautiful words. The only thing sweeter than her mouth And more intoxicating than her wine Was the sound of her voice reciting DuFu. For many years I thought The last great poetry died with Bai Juyi, But she could conquer any man … Continue reading Dreams of The Tang Dynasty #5

Lord Byron – Stanzas To The Po

Stanzas To The Po River, that rollest by the ancient walls, Where dwells the lady of my love, when she Walks by thy brink, and there perchance recalls A faint and fleeting memory of me; What if thy deep and ample stream should be A mirror of my heart, where she may read The thousand … Continue reading Lord Byron – Stanzas To The Po

The Ever Expansive Sky

Passionate fool, Why's it so hard for you To do as you ought to? Inexhaustible soul, Your heart, your life, Don't belong to you. The world is a mountain, A mountain on which you'll die, How far can you climb? Your days in the valley Are but memories down below So look not to the … Continue reading The Ever Expansive Sky

Creed of the Modern Thinker

A poem by Steve Turner We believe in Marxfreudanddarwin We believe everything is OK as long as you don't hurt anyone to the best of your definition of hurt, and to the best of your knowledge. We believe in sex before, during, and after marriage. We believe in the therapy of sin. We believe that … Continue reading Creed of the Modern Thinker