The Dew – poem and painting by Lo Ch’ing, Taiwan

Lo Ching
Lo Ch’ing, Taiwan

 

Credit: The Poem of the Week is – recently – also published on the website
of  POINT Editions in English, Spanish and Dutch
http://www.point-editions.com

 

Dew

They say

I should not dwell

In cold mountains so high
I should not work in the scorching gorges so deep.

They say

I should not hide

Secluded in my many different rooms

With my dead branches, fingers alike
Painting white clouds, dream fantasies

All over the floor, the walls.

But they don’t know

When darkness returns

From where I come.

Those many splendored clouds

Will silently float out

Hovering above the driest places
Transforming into sounds

Of intermittent showers.

Lo Ch’ing (Taiwan 1948- )

Translation: Nancy Ing

 

 

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