Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 42,407 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Two Chinas - Poem by Douglas Scotney

While Pliny The Elder,
around 77AD,
was thinking the China of his day,
was being drained by India,
the source of what everyone wanted to wear,
translucent muslin,

over there,
traders were thinking
they were being drained,
by who had set up beside trade routes:
the China of their day,
the source of karma,
donation-seeking Buddhists.

Topic(s) of this poem: history

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Pliny: 'Historia Naturalis'

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2015

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