Arthur Sze Poems
- Spring Snow A spring snow coincides with plum blossoms. In a...
- The Shapes Of Leaves Ginkgo, cottonwood, pin oak, sweet gum, ...
- The Owl The path was purple in the dusk. I saw an owl, ...
- Slanting Light Slanting light casts onto a stucco wall the ...
- Stilling To North Just as a blue tip of a compass ...
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A spring snow coincides with plum blossoms.
In a month, you will forget, then remember
when nine ravens perched in the elm sway in wind.
I will remember when I brake to a stop,
and a hubcap rolls through the intersection.
An angry man grinds pepper onto his salad;
it is how you nail a tin amulet ear
into the lintel. If, in deep emotion, we are
possessed by the idea of possession,
we can never lose to recover what is ours.
Sounds of an abacus are amplified and condensed
to resemble sounds of hail on a tin roof,
but mind opens to the smell of ...