Tuesday, May 31, 2016

impromptu poem

impromptu poem

the river moon just a few feet from the man;
the mast lamp illumines the third watch darkness—

on the sandbank herons rest, folded & silent;
in the boat's wake a fish breaks water, splashes

Jack Hayes
© 2016
based on Du Fu:
màn chéng yī shŏu

Image links to its source on Wiki Commons:
Ten Thousand Riplets on the Yangzi: Ma Yuan, 1160-1225. Ink on silk.

Public domain

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