River of Time Time flows on our bodies Leaves hills and canyons Time flows on our cheeks Turn a lake into a desert Time flows in our hearts Bury love in silence   The river of time flows slowly The past has never passed Just stay upstream Unreachable But when the fingers touched When we…

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Singapore Sisters The airport was spotless and cleaned the soles of shoes We were flattered by the candies issued by the customs The cost of being methodical is a fine that is clearly marked   My dear friend lives in this civilized and severe country I turned my head as if I saw seven years…

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Friends Luggage piled up in the wooden boat Bodies crowded on the bench The beauty of Singapore busted like a mirage Heavy rain We waited blankly for the moment to go ashore   The slatted cart pulled us out of wind and rain Through the woods is our residence There are quiet blue stones on…

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Taiwanese art Taiwan’s National Palace Taiwan’s Din Tai Fung Taiwan’s Taroko Taiwan’s Taipei 101 Taiwan’s Eslite Bookstore Taiwan’s Modern Art Museum Taiwan’s Liberty Square Taiwan’s opera house Taiwan’s Shilin Night Market Taiwan’s bubble tea Taiwan’s motorcycle Taiwan’s Pineapple Cake Taiwan’s soft Mandarin Taiwan’s Standard American English Taiwan’s alms monks Taiwan’s Beautiful Woman Taiwan’s Jimmy’s picture…

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The Chapel of Love On the seaside in Jeju Island From the high cliff You can see people like ants surfing Walking along the lawn path Passing by a small bronze figure Continue to the end Is a white church Open like petals   The door is half open Lightly push Coming in white shells…

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Korean Romance There is a glass house on Jeju Island Inside the glass house is a restaurant called Mint The restaurant has glass walls on all sides Outside the glass wall is the sea with hazy mist Connected to the sea is the legendary Peninsula where gods live on the mountains   To find this…

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Hometown Spirit What became of my hometown Shanghai skyscrapers grow up and up As the roads become wider and wider Where to find familiar places   Sounds from the river rings a bell Humid air stirs a feeling well As the highways spread everywhere As everyone moves faster and faster Where to find the old…

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Away from the Game The game of my life At a desk On a computer Deadlines and data   I visited a calm volcano lake With 360 small islands Each about big enough For one house   Each house accessible Only by boat Often row boats And row boats with motors   Saw a shirtless…

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No Longer a Name on a Map Nicaragua Lived it in person No longer a name Not just news or history   It is a body coming into life You can smell it You can taste it It wraps you up in a Pouring rain   A full memory All my own All its own…

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River Cruise Captain River cruise through the jungle The captain is wearing a white cowboy hat His dark face is full of stories   The captain points left A bit of water is looking back Staring at me   The eyes of the mother crocodile Float on the river Silently watching   Along the river’s…

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