Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Do Not Throw Away"

"Do Not Throw Away"
               by Lin Huiyin
Do not throw away
That scoop of passion from the past
Even though passion flows softly like water
At the bottom of a cool mountain spring
In a pine grove on a dark night
And sighs an elusive sigh,
You must still preserve that truth.
The moon is still bright;
The lights below the hills are still on;
The sky is still full of stars
Hanging like dreams.
You ask the night for
Those words back---you must still believe
Their echoes
In the valley.
Maureen Whalen