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THE WRITERS POST

(ISSN: 1527-5467)
the magazine of Literature & Literature-in-translation.

VOLUME 8 NUMBER 2

JUL 2006

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†† ††††††††THE WHITE CLOUDY ROAD

 

 

 

1

 

In the early morn, I ask a white cloudy road.

Endlessly where has the white cloud been afloat?

The youth asked the white hairís way.

Bamboo-cane makes the brown flap throw away

 

2

 

Over the brush woods, the former country is the forest

That allís out-of-the-way in the sunset

while seeking after me. I came back to the old land,

Let time forget a strange visitor in the mirrorís silhouette.

 

3

 

At half way, the load of faithful love broke.

Who returned to the dust, who was in the fog?

Coldly I put on cloak of tutor

Since eternity, Iíve felt ruinous.

 

4

 

When waking, the roses havenít been gorgeous yet

and nobody yet passed by track.

The path is still very far to the mountain.

I return home and get the old fragrance.

 

 

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The Writers Post
the magazine of literature

& literature-in-translation,

founded 1999, based in the US.

 

VOLUME 8 ISSUE 2 JUL 2006

 

Editorial note: Works published in this issue are simultaneously published in the printed Wordbridge magazine (ISSN: 1540-1723).

 

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