Saturday, August 1, 2015

POEM: "On The Edge Of Joy"

On The Edge Of Joy 

                          This art of behavior.
                          Poetry into the ground.

                               Qin Fei

When we barely know
we're     going down
the clouds are beautiful

in the sweet curves
of our deliverance
a few degrees of angels

if only she stopped
screaming     her beauty
could start the engines

on the edge of joy
we weigh nothing
except our hearts

we yearn to be birds
like birds yearn to be
butterflies     clearly

it is impossible

we are going home

© 2015 Rob Schackne

1 comment:

  1. Note: Qin Fei is a prolific poet of astounding honesty. She lives in Shanghai where her reputation is growing fast. She is a mountain of energy. She hasn't been translated very much into English. Her work is very fine.