A Potted Plant, and: May, and; The Pacific Ocean

A Potted Plant, and: May, and; The Pacific Ocean LING YU Three Poems a potted plant os Th e things that have nothing to do with the h eart— are no better than a potted plant os Th e that have something to do with the hea rt— are no better than a tree Tree is God mother hometown an abbreviation of these words I pass by a tree in a vill age I ask it—“Do you have God?” It says: “What is God? ” “A widower who loses things endles sly” “Like me” “Like me, howling in a low, dry voice” It smiles, a bitter smi le then we turn silent 70 may Green lions are climbing mounta ins numerous green lions are climbing mount ains newly bor n with bushy manes e Th y are determined to sit quietly in the mount ains practice meditation and maybe become vegetarians too Wildness untamed they want to race with springt ime to see who can run faster from one peak to another “Wait for me! I am wearing pin k and it’s slowing me down” the pacific ocean we are in the process of losing. in the ocean. carrying all t he things we have lost. flowing to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

A Potted Plant, and: May, and; The Pacific Ocean

Manoa, Volume 31 (1) – May 10, 2019

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LING YU Three Poems a potted plant os Th e things that have nothing to do with the h eart— are no better than a potted plant os Th e that have something to do with the hea rt— are no better than a tree Tree is God mother hometown an abbreviation of these words I pass by a tree in a vill age I ask it—“Do you have God?” It says: “What is God? ” “A widower who loses things endles sly” “Like me” “Like me, howling in a low, dry voice” It smiles, a bitter smi le then we turn silent 70 may Green lions are climbing mounta ins numerous green lions are climbing mount ains newly bor n with bushy manes e Th y are determined to sit quietly in the mount ains practice meditation and maybe become vegetarians too Wildness untamed they want to race with springt ime to see who can run faster from one peak to another “Wait for me! I am wearing pin k and it’s slowing me down” the pacific ocean we are in the process of losing. in the ocean. carrying all t he things we have lost. flowing to

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