a place map and the tanka of time

long before the mention of
nine tapestries  chained linking
long before the draconian

let me see who,  what you are –

are you winged or serpentine?

who survives this town’s gulag
whole-life leg,  of internment?

how to love avarice signs
left hand tracing more hydras?

blue uktena of your dreams

unwieldy,  unhandy lines
not so long ago
long before first light and snow

long before the stopping rain

Agate Blue Eye   Fuji printing material
Copyright 1990, Carolyn Krieg

Copyright 2011,  Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé has edited more than 10 books and co-produced three audio books,  several pro bono for non-profit organizations.    A recipient of the Singapore Internationale Grant and Dr Hiew Siew Nam Academic Award,  he also works in clay,  sculpting commemorative ceramics.

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