weekly photo challenge: reflection

Same Dream, Same Mirror 

We have dreamt the same dream

during many unraveling autumns;

one joy, one worry binds us.

We put on faces

before the same mirror:

our small flight of swallows

is secure.  We hear

inmortal music

on ancient bronze bells.

            ~Chen Yinke*

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The Rose is without Why

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*source:

Ancestral intelligence

Vera Schwarcz

 

weekly photo challenge: abandoned

No One to Rescue Words

weeklyphotochallengeabandoned …

 Specters and poets

share the same grief:

thousands of old books

gnawed by sighing worms

call out to us,

yet we have no power

to rescue fallen words.

History’s chronicles,

the ancients’ verses

weeklyphotochallengeabandoned (1)drift off the page

into oblivion,

a slimy trail

where I once heard

the breath of life.

                                 ~Chen Yinke*

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 cited:

Ancestral intelligence

Vera Schwarcz