Man and Nature
by Jianqing Zheng


1
on every window
of the school shines
a morning sun

2
a sampan sails
into dense lotuses where
a song flies up

3
floating clouds?
two hikers drag their feet
along Highway 82

4
the drunkard
slips on an iced puddle
moonlight cracks

5
night train
hoots out the station
into quiet darkness

6
through night fog
headlights glaring
past me

7
a horse-drawn sledge
sliding across the iced lake
in red twilight






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