At the weekend we visited Tamsui in the north of Taipei. It attracts a lot of Korean and Japanese tourists due to the centuries-old Fuyou temple, and Fort San Domingo, which was built by the Spanish in 1629 and then was later occupied by the British… continue
My wife and I visited the Yingge District this weekend. It’s on the outskirts of Taipei City, and is well-known for it’s beautiful ceramics….cont
Think constantly how many doctors have died, after knitting their brows over their own patients; how many astrologers, after predicting the deaths of others, as if death were something important; cont…
The past melted his face.
He’s sitting next to the magazines,
with their perfect, blotch-free faces;
but theirs don’t tell a story
like his; (cont)
I never know how much I need you
until we’re apart;
with you, everything I see
turns into an ode to life… cont
After this week I won’t be posting as often as I have been. I’m contracted to write a book—a novel—and the deadline is looming ever closer.
I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to focus on more than one creative outlet at a time…. cont
The dog is missing—
it is somewhere, ignoring
its mum’s worried calls.
The budding tree proves
how easy it really is
to express ourselves… continued
An empty nest sits
on the highest branch—below,
a featherless corpse.
The buds are pushing through
as if they don’t need to push at all;
they make it look effortless,
this business of growing
and becoming… continues