CHINA    Poetry inspired in Yunnan on the road to SE Asia. Smelly Doufu is Cooking in Yunnan’s City of Eternal Spring Haigeng Park comes alive. Kites reach far into Kunming sky. Children are shouting at play. Winter clothes stay at home. Boats go far out on Dianchi Lake. A fish splashes on the line. Smelly doufu is cooking. The world warms, south of the clouds. Smelly Doufu is Cooking in Yunnan's City of Eternal Spring was First Place in the Sights and Sounds of Spring Competition for an unrhymed quatrain in the style of Guan Xiu and selected as the Editor's Choice in Sol Magazine, Spring Edition, 2006. Read on Radio Sarawak, 2009 and at Yunnan University, 2011 and 2012 _ _ _ Dreams of Old Shanghai Shanghai girl, Wang Xiudi today you dream of days long gone. Such times as sailing down the Yangtze to a cold place, so far away from home, strange world across a lonely sea. Then China rising like a dream, with new times and many changes. Now home, and held in high esteem you even know three languages, but what's the one in which you dream? Dreams of Old Shanghai was First Place in the Dreams in our Hearts, Double Five, Competition and was selected as the Editor's Choice in Sol Magazine, Summer Edition 2006. Read on Radio Sarawak, 2007 and Yunnan University, 2011 and 2012. _ _ _ Out of the Mist I dreamt that I might find my way on a mountain path from long ago. High on the slopes of Mount Wudang, where endless clouds, flow soft below to carry me back to the time of the Tang. I dreamt I heard the masters pray on a mountain top with Kublai Khan. When out of the mist came old Xuanwu, to guard the land in the days of the Yuan with all the things the ancients knew. I dreamt my path led far away to a place I knew so long ago. Where heaven measures Yin and Yang and endless dreams, flow soft below to carry me back to the time of the Tang. Out of the Mist was published in Blinking Cursor, Issue Three, 2010. Read at Yunnan University, 2011. _ _ _ Living Ocean Living in a world of water. Yin and yang can live as one. In every living drop of water. Creatures born of life's illusion. Yin and yang can live as one. Together in the living ocean. Creatures born of life's illusion. Life's perpetual animation. Together in the living ocean. In every living drop of water. Life's perpetual animation. Living in a world of water. Living Ocean was published in Secret Attic Competition Booklet No 2, 2006. Read on Radio Sarawak 2009 and at Yunnan University 2005. _ _ _ dreaming butterflies in ancient red mansions where leaves now flutter by Published, Issue 20, Haiku Journal, 2013. ISBN-13: 978-1494395469 and ISBN-10: 1494395460.
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