To spokes unspoken (Photo: Faye Sarras)

Side by side, stone by stone
Rolled beneath rough regions
Earth hardened, from the sea hewn
From the past into present illusion.
From hubs to spokes unspoken
Turns to wear, sounds to hear
Cracking works of brick and tile
Stopped for rest to lean unbroken

Wei Santang is a scholar born and educated in the Far West in the second half of the 20th century. Faye Sarras teaches English and records the activities of plants from the mountains to the garden to the kitchen. Faye and Santang are the authors of In Solar Terms. Read other articles by Wei.