thanks for the fire

the language of fire ©papa osmubal

the language of fire ©papa osmubal


thanks for the fire

(a note to my neighbour)
kit kelen

                                after the Tang poet, Meng Jiao

white house in green mountains
where the kind man lives

he gives me two dark
ingots of charcoal

better than rice and
better than silver

warmth of the fire
this charcoal gives

straightens the body
peels off the cold

sunrise and sunset
spring, summer bold

better than rice and
better than silver

warmth of the fire
this charcoal gives

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