beatiful lament to the loss of the three gorges of the yangtze
by Robert A.B. Sawyer
THE THREE GORGES OF THE YANGTZE RIVER
Dynasty after dynasty after dynasty
From Xia and Tang to the Maoist and Yuan
Poets have praised these rocks
And the fierce river that made them.
But poets are indolent and avoid hard work.
To them a river is a metaphor
Wrecked ships and drowned fishermen are metaphors.
The tears of wives and …Read More