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Lockdown Poets - China Style

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Su Shi (Su Dongpo) Chinese poet

Check out the poetry written by my students during lockdown. They were located all across China including Wuhan and Hubei Province.

There are six volumes in all. Free PDF downloads. click here.

This is my poem

Around West Lake in April

Around West Lake in April

The year of the virus

I gloried in the spring greens of the maple

The sun bouncing off the water brighter

My eyes distracted by the splintered diamonds

As I caught the sound of distant laughter

Couples warming in the sunshine

Reminded me of my youth

And the lovers who were once mine.

The distant misty mountains drew my eye. ​

And I wondered of the sages past

And I heard their voices in the soft winds sigh

Ah Hangzhou is it a dream?

Do the poets still call to us?

Their rhymes carried in the silver streams?

West Lake echoes with the ancient songs

The verses and chants of woe and love

Whisper though the willow fronds

I listened carefully all day long

And let the ringing water teach me

Until, at last, West Lake could hear my song.

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