A flower,
A willow,
A fisherman
On a rock.

A ray of sun
On the river,
A bird on the wing.

Halfway
Up the mountain
a priest slowly climbs
To a shrine.

In the forest
A yellow leaf
Flutters and falls.

                       
Ho P'ei-Yu


          
Ch'ing Dynasty, 1644-1911



 

 

 

 

 

 

[John Chang McCurdy]