Bryan Thao Worra

Rookie - 203 Points (01/01/1973 / Vientiane, Laos)

Bryan Thao Worra Poems

1. Mon 7/13/2012
2. A Familiar Dance 7/13/2012
3. Kinnaly 7/13/2012
4. Our Brave New World 7/13/2012
5. Khao Jai 7/13/2012
6. April Reflection 7/13/2012
7. Notes Regarding The Living Heart 7/13/2012
8. Laab 7/13/2012
9. Tom Mak Hung 7/13/2012
10. Aftermaths 7/13/2012
11. One Day 7/13/2012
12. What Is The Southeast Asian American Poem Of Tomorrow? 7/13/2012
13. Departures 7/13/2012
14. Hmong Market At Luang Prabang 7/13/2012
15. Nam 7/13/2012
16. Phonsavan 7/13/2012
17. Democracia 7/13/2012
18. Leuk Lao 7/13/2012
19. Nerakhoon 7/13/2012
20. Phaeng Mae 7/13/2012
21. At Home 7/13/2012
22. Laos In The House 7/13/2012
23. Khop Jai For Nothing, Falangs 7/13/2012
24. On A Stairway In Luang Prabang 7/13/2012
25. Sao Lao 7/29/2013
26. In The Beginning 7/29/2013
27. Ink: A Recipe 7/29/2013
28. Jaew 7/13/2012
29. The Spirit Catches You And You Get Body Slammed 7/13/2012
30. Her Body, My Monuments 7/29/2013
31. The National Library Of Laos 7/29/2013
32. Recovery 7/29/2013
33. What Kills A Man 7/29/2013
34. Recovering From War 7/29/2013
35. Planting 7/29/2013
36. Boun 7/29/2013
37. Imperious 7/29/2013
38. Burning Eden One Branch At A Time 11/14/2017
39. To An Old Tune 11/14/2017
40. What Tomorrow Takes Away 11/14/2017

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Dreamonstration

There is a famous account of Jiang Yan, an official of the Southern Dynasty. One night, he dreamt a god presented him a wondrous writing brush. From that day forward, his literary talents were beyond compare. When he grew old, the god appeared again as a dream and retrieved the brush. Jiang Yan’s writing was never as brilliant again.


Given a thousand nights,
Can you master even a single word?
Or a dream, a tool, a brain?

Open roads, discover ways,
Flow down a stream, slash at ignorance
With ink and a scrap of paper from a poet’s bag.


Do you ever ...

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Laab

Luck.
The spirits enjoy suggesting not everything is written down
Ahead of time.

There are mysteries for everyone without exception
In the secret books and ledgers of the heavens.

On earth, you can change your position and fortunes?
These hopes make life worth living.

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