Bird Cage

open
the
cage
let the bird fly

away

and
give
the cage
back
its
freedom


Dandelion

The horizon is so far away
that the dandelion makes its roaming dream
a relay event

from
generation
to
generation


Sharing an Umbrella

Sharing an umbrella
I suddenly realize the difference between us

Yet bending over to kiss you
give me such joy
as you try to meet me halfway
on tiptoe


Necktie

Before the mirror
he carefully makes himself
a tight knot

to let the hand
of civilization
drag him
on

Sometimes You

Sometimes you pull down the curtains
and make your face a tall window
aloof
far from the ground
shutting out the sunshine
shutting out laughter
shutting out all concerned gazes

Though my courting days are long past
all night I wander beneath your window
hoping to catch, in the thick of the curtains
a glimpse of your eyes
like the flickering stars
behind heavy clouds

In Memory of

On the moonless sky
each star
is a grain of sand
in my shoes of memory
to remind me
of your existence

A Post-it Note

I've put some
poems
in the icebox

they'll be cold
and sweet
when you get home

Watching Snow

1.
As the footprints in the snow
get deeper and deeper
they become harder and harder
to comprehend

2.
A sudden toll
of the bell
shakes down
the snow
from the Cross

Trees * Four Seasons

Spring

Bury the wrinkles of time
deep in the bottom of your heart

Every time I see you
you're as young as ever

Summer

Lofty season
A thick-plumed bird
on a branch
looks about perkily

Just as it should be, green, everything green

Autumn

Loud and clear
Is it a screech of an insect
frightened at the sudden solitude
or a ringing in the hollow ears
after the noisy festival?

Winter

When he grasps
there's nothing left
but the last leaf

In the howling north wind
an old man
laughing bitterly, releases the leaf
and mutters
go, go, all of you go
fly high and go far away



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