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by Hikmet, Nazim
to the memory of my friend SI-YA-U,
whose head was cut off in Shanghai
And in the space
vacated by the fugitive
a copy has been placed.
The poet...Read More
by Lindsay, Vachel
A Song in Chinese Tapestries
"How, how," he said. "Friend Chang," I said,
"San Francisco sleeps as the dead—
Ended license, lust and play:
Why do you iron the night away?
Your big clock...Read More
by Jeffers, Robinson
When I considered it too closely, when I wore it like an element
and smelt it like water,
Life is become less lovely, the net nearer than the skin, a
by Whitman, Walt
OVER the western sea, hither from Niphon come,
Courteous, the swart-cheek’d two-sworded envoys,
Leaning back in their open barouches, bare-headed, impassive,
Ride to-day through Manhattan.
I do not know...Read More
by Gibran, Kahlil
I was here from the moment of the
Beginning, and here I am still. And
I shall remain here until the end
Of the world, for there is no...Read More
by Masters, Edgar Lee
They got me into the Sunday-school
In Spoon River
And tried to get me to drop Confucius for Jesus.
I could have been no worse off
If I had tried to get them...Read More
by Kizer, Carolyn
When from his cave, young Mao in his youthful mind
A work to renew old China first designed,
Then he alone interpreted the law,
and from tradtional fountains scorned to draw:
But when...Read More
by Schiller, Friedrich von
Threefold is the march of time
While the future slow advances,
Like a dart the present glances,
Silent stands the past sublime.
No impatience e'er can speed him
On his course if he delay;