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Doug Anderson: Homage to Tu Fu

Snow quiets away the day.

Still it falls, and the horses


gather it on their backs.

Black water moves beneath the ice


where the Swift and Ware rivers meet.

Sorrow is muffled in its softness.


Death is finally kind. There is

nothing to fear, says the snow.


No, and the mind clears.

The storm thickens in this field


away from the town

somewhere behind the swirling white.


Copyright 2017 Doug Anderson

One comment on “Doug Anderson: Homage to Tu Fu

  1. Leo
    December 27, 2017

    So glad I read this poem; it led me to others you published in Vox Populi. I am now a fan. Is that the appropriate word??

    Liked by 2 people

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