Nature: 7 Poems about Nature (Asian Voices)

These poems about nature were originally posted on the AsianVoices Website (1997-2004). This page is part of an archival version of the site.

Undressed

The falling leaves have
laid out a yellow blanket
The trees are undressed

~ Ng Hiu-lui (Hong Kong)

Upon the River

Dragonflies skimming
over the flowing river
praise their slim shadows

~ Lam Kit-ming (Hong Kong)

Golden

Two golden leaves fall
Concentric circles merging
in the still black pool

~ longzijun

The Snail

The Snail I

Heavily he creeps
Onto the Golden Mountain.
The snail tastes the breeze.

The Snail II

The cochleate backpack
sinks on his tiny body.
Bulky weighty steps.

The Snail III

Pale are the feelers.
Shivering is the body.
Yet strong is the will.

~ Lesley Chow (Hong Kong)

Life and death (ver 1.02)

A chrysathemum
blooming, a small moth lies still
beside the flower

~ Chow Kit-fai (Hong Kong)

the cobra and the mouse

its hiss
reverberates.
the hollow sound

creeping
through the silence
that houses my fears
slowly disappears.
still i,
with nimble feet

and fears conquered
walks with gait

right through
the cobra pulling
its double-edged tongue.

~ jose alibone a. naboya

Life

A cloud floats in the blue.
Covering the green and yellow farms,
He spreads his arms.

Parting with Autumn
A leaf finally set free
She drives the river to where she dreamed a sea

A single wild goose flies over
It follows the skyline in its persistence.
Life is across the distance.

~ Chor Yiu-ching

The Eagle

Reborn, refresh, and rearranging his feathers
The eagle opens his wings beyond the mountains;
Flapping and flying freely in the clear blue sky,
As if ready for a challenge to conquer the universe.

With a touch of arrogance it rests on a broken bough
With its eyes fixed on the ground, searching
For the innocence that is gone completely,
Reflecting on the happiness that is stolen furtively.

Head raised up, and swiftly expand his wings
Like speed of light he flies into the clouds
Trying to break through the division
Between heaven and earth, joy and sufferance.

Flying higher and higher, the little ants smaller and smaller
So much to experience with the freedom that is granted
By nature. I watch the gigantic creature, wild and eager,
Ascending gradually into the paradise of bliss and mystery.

~ William Cheng (Hong Kong)


AsianVoices Archives: These poems and stories were originally posted on the now-defunct AsianVoices website (1997-2007), which featured poetry and fiction by young Asian writers. Copyright belongs to the original authors. If you are the writer and would like to remove, add or edit this work, please contact me at zijun01@gmail.com and I will promptly carry out your request.

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