Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A purple green bird

By X. Z. Shao

A purple green bird

on a stalk of lotus,


with its head,

swift and mechanic, 

shifting up and down

left to right,

with many looks I took

I was busy drawing it.

My sketch was left undone

when I saw only

the half-curled stalk,

barren in autumn,

lowered and withdrew

its head to itself. 


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