dumplings

26/06/2011
love in a bowl of soup ©papa osmubal

love in a bowl of soup ©papa osmubal


dumplings

maggie gong minjie

dumplings
are my favorite food
and my mum always says
they are easy to make
and good to taste

knead the dough thoroughly
as if they enjoy the massage
and then mix with
the meat and vegetables
also my favorites

some spices are added
to suit the taste
oil, salt, soy sauce and vinegar
as necessary in them
as a mother’s indispensable acts
are for her lovely children

last fill with stuffing inside
watch the dumplings boil
in the pot
like dancers
standing side by side

smell them
taste them
delicious
and the flavor of love
deep inside

dumplings are easy
but love is hard
somehow though
they taste the same


voyage

25/06/2011
macau inner harbour ©papa osmubal

macau inner harbour ©papa osmubal


voyage

maggie gong minji

stars
like catchers
waiting for the sunbeam
burst

moonlight over the calm sea
glistening
on the wane

wakened by the breeze
the seagulls’ circuit
looking back
the shore far

stars and moon
so slight beside me
a half set sun
neither am I
lonely


mr crocodile

25/06/2011
unmask him, then judge him! ©papa osmubal

unmask him, then judge him! ©papa osmubal


mr crocodile

maggie gong minjie

he’s still
he’s handsome
and very grand
makes an impression
when you first meet him
Mr Crocodile

swims underwater
not a ripple
on the surface
but through the film
he peers at us
and learns our habits

he’s just as we are
making plans
we exhaust ourselves
to hold
and to swallow
each other


maggie gong minjie

06/06/2009

Maggie Gong Minjie, native of Guangzhou, studied MA in Applied English at the University of Macau. She works part-time in the book industry as an editor.