Monthly Archives: April 2015

from Spring Songs (8)

Originally posted on Translations from the English:
from Spring Songs (8) 8. Nothing more can happen in April so I am waiting The rain is waiting too clouds simmering in the south The grass wants to touch you but looks…

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I Can’t Sleep

Each night I listen to the rain of macadamia nuts on my roof as the possum leaves his dray* and lands with a thud on my roof * Last night he landed where the neighbours’ new cat sat * Tonight … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Matter

When I was at boarding school in rural New South Wales, I was accused of being ‘brainy’ simply because I was Chinese.  I don’t know how this misconception was formed but the irony is, to us Chinese, we don’t use … Continue reading

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