Time Tied

No lamp too dim (Photo: Faye Sarras)

O, strange fortune hangs
Not from the gallows yet
Carps or butterflies flutter
Through fluid space to nets
No lamp too dim for sight
Darkness conceals no shame
For crime would be shortened
when spirits deign to fight.

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.