a present of calligraphy

writing on the wall ©papa osmubal

writing on the wall ©papa osmubal

a present of calligraphy
kit kelen

after the Tang poet, Meng Jiao

a present of calligraphy
your true wild monk won’t fall for wine
well wrought characters do it for him

a wild ink brush finds its way through the sky
cloud makes fine parchment

here let me compose
black bolt of lightning flies from my hand

as water from a pure spring
the apt word flows

when I write see how dark the clouds gather
and washing the inkstone, a mountain in torrents

fresh green in the sun that follows
the ox and the village, track’s happy slant

then here comes this angry serpent — invective
and just as meaning, wild wind at our throats

I’d better put down my brush right now
before these big waves sink any more boats

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: