Dreams of The Tang Dynasty #10

#10 The first days after the fields are planted, Peasant families all walk the river bank. Young boys show off their strength, Seeing who can climb the tallest trees. Young girls sit with their mothers, On bamboo mats in the grass. Five old men sit on a rotten log, Drinking cool wine and talking about … Continue reading Dreams of The Tang Dynasty #10


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

Beautiful Barbarian Love Song

To The Tune: Beautiful Barbarian The peonies are heavy with dew. She pauses in the court to pick a flower, Then coyly asks her lover, "Which do you think most pretty?" Because he likes to tease, he says, "I think perhaps the flower." She pretends offense in any case, crushes it, and throws it in … Continue reading Beautiful Barbarian Love Song

Sundown Song

It's when the descending sun Is level with the curtain hook That spring along this river Is at its very best. Good smells surround the gardens Along the riverbank A column of smoke from the beach Where boatmen cook their dinners Steadily chattering sparrows Fight to roost in the evening trees Gnats and mayflies swarm … Continue reading Sundown Song

End Of April Poetry

Scarlett It's been said That I am a romantic And this, from time to time, may be true But tonight I am a cynic I am Bukowski Driving around Los Angeles in the rain With tears in his eyes And a broken heart Searching Searching But it's hard to find anything When it's always dark … Continue reading End Of April Poetry