Tag Archives: Meng Hao Jan

Sail on Dusk Colour River, Late Spring

Dusk colour gorge sheathed in emerald blankets, rising into sheer cliffs of auburn cinnabar, all underpinned by the fathomless flow of azure clarity. Snowy Egrets nest in pine top heights clear of dust. On white sand shores gibbons howl towards … Continue reading

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(Recluse) Thatch Hut, Constant Change (Poems)

Summer streams through open door, wandering crane passes through. Dust drift in ochre disturbs meditation. No immortals here – fly south to Jade Peaks. ~~~ Moonlit frame, wandering fox investigates, idles, scampers away. On waking paw prints line the dirt. … Continue reading

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(Recluse) Recluse Paths in Moonlight (Poems)

Raft settled in Carp Tail Cove, oar song fallen silent. Ancient trees bracket recluse paths, thatch hut light shines through pine green veils. Cook smoke drifts, your bramble gate must be open. Our last meeting lost to dust, and so … Continue reading

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Recluse (South Mountain) (Poems)

Open bramble gate, morning lets itself in, eyes open in welcome. Water stirs – a glance outside. A jade tiger rises, blue herons fly to South Mountain. ~~~ Forage through herb abundance on South Mountain sunlight pooled in cassia leaves. … Continue reading

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Recluse (River) (Poems)

Autumn flares out, its flame burst clouds strewn about misted cliff sides, loam whites of winter taking their place. A stiff willow breeze, ten thousand things withdrawn to burrows and immortal pine heights. First snows stream down, duckweed carpets of … Continue reading

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Recluse (Poems)

Ashen scatter, Trout gorge creek blanketed frozen rainbows in flowing ice. My raft rendered still by winter deadlock. Snow capped mountains look down with ice laden indifference. In this deep cold magpie chatter has fallen silent, fluttered off in search of … Continue reading

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For Wowzers (Distance and Longings) (Poems)

Two lost kites drift through night tide. The moon shines on both of them. ~~~ When our smiles last glanced pathways where layered in August carpets. Now the winter snow has fallen the world blanketed in incandescent stillness. I see … Continue reading

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Paper (Poems)

Flock of paper cranes fly by moons blue light words of farewells and longings projected onto ashen caravan trails. ~~~ Fueled by the four winds paper plane glides through cloud bursts under a waxen gaze the length of the journey … Continue reading

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Sky Raft (Hermitage) (Poems)

The 10,000 stars flow through the star river the lone gibbous follows the current below the night winds howl ashen beard wispish in movement ragged cloak dances in the gale amorphous wind bitten tatters as I look down upon the … Continue reading

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Jumping Spider

In his idle moments he would look up at the sky. And in his contemplative moments he would look out over the creek. No matter how high he jumped he would always come clattering back down to earth. No matter … Continue reading

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