Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Sam Hamill — To the Tune: Sands of the Washing Stream

The pear blossoms fade and die,
and I can’t keep them from falling.

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sam Hamill — To the Tune: Spring at Wu Ling

The breeze has passed, pollen dust settled, and now the evening comes as I comb out my hair. There is the book, the inkstone, the table. But he who was … Continue reading

March 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sam Hamill — To the Tune: Boat of Stars

Spring after spring, I sat before my mirror. Now I tire of braiding plum buds in my hair.   I’ve gone another year without you, shuddering with each letter—   … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sam Hamill — To the Tune: Plum Blossoms

The fragrance of red lotuses has faded. Autumn settles at my door.   I loosen my robe and drift in an orchid boat. Someone sent me love notes in the … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

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