This poem is taken from PN Review 187, Volume 35 Number 5, May - June 2009.Five Modern Chinese Poems by Zang Di, Sun Wenbo, Bai Hua
This beautiful spinach hasn’t once
hidden you in its green shirt.
You have never worn
any green shirts at all.
You avoid this kind of image -
yet I can clearly remember
your silent flesh resembled
a seed at its apex.
Why does spinach look
do I know you will think
this question, but won’t ask it?
Washing spinach, I feel
The page you have requested is restricted to subscribers only. Please enter your username and password and click on 'Continue'.
If you have forgotten your username and password, please enter the email address you used when you joined. Your login details will then be emailed to the address specified.
If you are not a subscriber and would like to enjoy the 261 issues containing over 10,500 poems, articles, reports, interviews and reviews, why not subscribe to the website today?
Searching, please wait...