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Three Poems

Three Poems G U C H E N G p o v e r t y h a s a c h i l l y n o s e Poverty has a chilly nose he speaks through a crystal ball when the dewdrops have all dried to death wheat Þelds in every direction are gold reßections of the sun dust storms rise in solar winds the grasses clump so hot so hot a pink woman is walking along the dike the vole drops into its hole drops into ash a colorless ßame burns on the stove Poverty has a chilly nose 30 a g e n e r a t i o n the black night gave me black eyes still I use them to seek the light f e e l i n g the sky is gray the road is gray the buildings are gray the rain is gray through a Þeld of dead gray two children pass one bright red one pale green Translations by Aaron Crippen Gu ■ Three Poems 31 Hoof, Kathmandu , Nepal , 1980 Linda S. Connor http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

G U C H E N G p o v e r t y h a s a c h i l l y n o s e Poverty has a chilly nose he speaks through a crystal ball when the dewdrops have all dried to death wheat Þelds in every direction are gold reßections of the sun dust storms rise in solar winds the grasses clump so hot so hot a pink woman is walking along the dike the vole drops into its hole drops into ash a colorless ßame burns on the stove Poverty has a chilly nose 30 a g e n e r a t i o n the black night gave me black eyes still I use them to seek the light f e e l i n g the sky is gray the road is gray the buildings are gray the rain is gray through a Þeld of dead gray two children pass one bright red one pale green Translations by Aaron Crippen Gu ■ Three Poems 31 Hoof, Kathmandu , Nepal , 1980 Linda S. Connor

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 1, 2001

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