Short Takes I: Chinese Poetry
Fun-sized distillations of prose and poetry. Self-contained nuggets of literary craft.
THE BAMBOO SHAPED POOL
My lord contemplates a pool
Where the branches droop over the water,
And the jade green ripples,
Day after day, flow without end.
From Women Poets of China, by Kenneth Rexroth & Ling Chung
New Directions (1972)
Originally published as The Orchid Boat by The Seabury Press.