Saturday, October 5, 2013

Selected Poems, Third Quarter, 2013

(The two poems  following were the result of a game.  Several friends each gave their versions of a poem by Li Bai— also known as Li Po.)

the mountain: questions and answers 
by Li Bai

ask for me           where desire lives on green jade mountain

laugh when there's no reply             my heart is free of care

peach petals disperse upon the river's surface            

they disappear depart            under heaven's sky I am alone

--Wulf Losee

the beauty of mountains
there are
no questions
no answers
emotions flow
through me
on green mountain
like petals
in a stream

together, apart
we disappear

--Brian Howlett

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