National Poetry Day, my upcoming trip to the foothills of the Himalayas and valleys of the Yangtze in just under a fortnight, and arguably my most favourite poet – Ezra Pound:
Separation on the River Kiang
Ko-Jin goes west from Ko-kaku-ro,
the smoke-flowers are blurred over the river.
His lone sail blots the far sky.
And now I see only the river,
the long Kiang, reaching heaven.
And if any of you like what you see here, and are interested in evocative Imagist poetry, I encourage you to take a look at Pound’s Four Poems of Departure, of which the above is an excerpt.