Dreams of The Tang Dynasty #20

#20 There is a man who lives Halfway down the mountain. He and his young daughter of eight years Have joined me on walks by the river. She has taken an interest in my old pipa And I have taken her as a student. It is the greatest delight of my old age To have … Continue reading Dreams of The Tang Dynasty #20

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Dreams of The Tang Dynasty #11

#11 We rowed out to an empty island on the Wei river, Mooring our boat to a fallen tree. She moved like water through the forest, Like a flood through my heart. The night was warm and bright, Lying on my blanket, we chanted poems to the stars. Naked, we woke up wet with morning … Continue reading Dreams of The Tang Dynasty #11

She Smokes The Cigarette of Futility

She counts the trains Going by outside her window Like the minutes of her life And the love which Walked out her door So many times before. She smokes the cigarette of futility And wets her pillow with regret Waiting in the darkness For a man she will never see again. ........... Watched a movie … Continue reading She Smokes The Cigarette of Futility

The Girl on the Rocks

I picture you... Out on the hot rocks Of a secluded canyon river Shaded by the trees And Promontories. Your dress clinging loosely To the curves of your body. Your hair wrapping Around the corners of your face And sticking to your cheeks From the heat And the waterfall's spray Swirling up into the air … Continue reading The Girl on the Rocks