Friday, March 8, 2019



At the Sky's Edge

love among the mountains

eternity, that patience of the earth

simplifies our human sounds

one arctic-thin cry

from deep antiquity until now

rest, weary traveler

a wounded ear's

already laid your dignity bare

one arctic-thin cry


Bei Dao
At the Sky's Edge
translated by David Hinton
Poems 1991-1996
New Directions