Shen Ge

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Walk in Rain (by Gu Cheng with Translation by Shen Ge)

Gray ashen clouds
Can never be washed clean
We open our umbrellas
To simply black out the sky

The slowly undulating night —
There’s a pair of twin stars
With no apparent orbit
Only to drift near and far

雨行

顧城 — 中国

云, 灰灰的
再也洗不干净
我们打开雨伞
索性涂黑了天空

在缓缓飘动的夜里
有两对双星
似乎没有定轨
只是时远时近……

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Photo by Willian Justen de Vasconcellos on Unsplash

Look at the texture.
Look at the form.

Volcanic rock and sandstone
Smothered over giant mounds of land.

Look at the trees.
Look at the flowers.

Green glows with the sun
and blossoming buds mature.

Listen to the wind.
Listen to the coyotes.

Both howl with delight
and disappear into the chilled night.

Touch the side of the plateau
and feel mountain spirit.

June 5, 2011
Copyright © Z.M. Wise 2011
Republished with permission from Z. M. Wise.

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Shen Ge

Shen Ge

Hosts #Houston #spaceradio show #SG2onSpace and writes #shengecreative. Interested in #spaceflight #nasa #art #poetry #spaceflight http://fb.me/theshenshow