Kao Ch‘i

by Kao Ch‘i Its radiance bursts forth in summer’s bright light, In clusters nestling along the dense green shade. Evenings, it droops like the common hibiscus. But blazes at noon with the pomegranate flowers. A subtle scent spreads across our mat, Afresh splendor shines upon our feast. When all the other flowers have bid us…

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Jacquetta Hawkes

By Jacquetta Hawkes In the sheltered heart of the clumps, last year’s foliage still clings to the lower branches, tatters of orange that mutter with the passage of the wind, the talk of old women warning the green generation of what they, too, must come to when the sap runs back. As featured onThe Daily…

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