Only intricate lines and scarves of air between us
Avalokita
Author: Pháp Hoan
Published on: 9/21/2016 9:34:06 PM

Place a hand in the black cloud it
disintegrates into wind
slide a foot in the great wave it
sprouts into flowers

She picks at her heart this morning with observation
of its certain pulse still thumping in the palm

Sunlight beauty of a day
she’s embodying the thousand waves of flowers
to disintegrate unseen into the chest of a bluegreen sea
to forever converge on distant shores

Chopped sea of a day
wrenching wind before a battle of hurricane
her body becoming a thousand white bird wings
that fly into the four directions of boundlessness

 

- Pháp Hoan
- translated by Kaitlin Rees
- photo by Nguyễn Quốc Thành

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