Sunday, September 23, 2012

Marilyn Chin

“Altar (#3)” from “Broken Chord Sequence”
By Marilyn Chin
Why cry over dried flowers?
They’re meant to be straw.
Why cry over miniature roses?
They’re meant to be small.

Why cry over Buddha’s hand citron?
Why cry over the hidden flower?
Why cry over Mother’s burnt forehead?
Her votive deathglow, her finest hour.

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