Farewell to Mystic Mountain

Farewell to Mystic Mountain Huangfu Ran (~ 716-769)  All day the water flows until it fades, unseen,At dusk, when grass grows deep in spring and earth recedes—At times, it’s true, the dogs will bark and chickens squawk,But who would pull an almond nut from berry seeds?   …

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Carry Me Home

rays meltinto the blue lightof another heaven         * wind washedwater melts anewon the blue horizon         * birdsof another dayhave joinedfor morning prayers         * looking eastthe pages turnto the windwhere all the blindbegin to see         * jigsaw nightamong the red and blue—once more I’mback together again         * sometimes dead as sin—reborn …

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