Joan Xie Poems
- You Don't Need To Remember You certainly don't need to ...
- Back Seat In A Cab To Somewher... He glances at me in the ...
- Is It The Love Is it the love that sweetened the air That ...
- To My Inner Child Come, my child Lay your weary head on my ...
- Water Water, you flow with one oxygen two hydrogen Up, to ...
- Love After Love: Reading Derek... The time will come. ...
- Dream Catcher I often wonder how to catch a dream, Sitting ...
Joan Xie, poet, translator, attorney, born in Shanghai where she attended Shanghai Jiaotong University, majoring in industrial engineering. She came to the United States in 1988 to study. In 2000, after receiving an MBA and J.D., she established her law practice in New York City, specializing in immigration law. Xie is a prolific writer of poetry and essays, both in English and Chinese, as well as... more »
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Throw a bottle to the sea, then what? Drifting is a purpose, or isn't it? One shall never have an ending in mind when one begins with the first line of verse. On this journey of poetry, wind and sand ...poetry and life.
You Don't Need To Remember
You certainly don't need to remember my smile,
often I don't smile, nor do you need
to remember my tears
for I'd never cried in front of people
except two times, each was for trivial matters.
Nor do you need to memorize my verses.
As for those sweet words like love and beloved,
spoken to you after we drank wine and ate olive on the spike,
as for those half-moons I splashed on you,
those second and the fifty dates
we never talked again
and those nights pregnant with aroma and soft glows,
I suggest you forget all.
You may also forget your hidden...