Under the sun

Past boughs and blossoms

When from the deep a brook escapes,
the steep hills down to roll,
past boughs and blossoms to valleys great,
where hearts and minds together shape.
The stream in which fond souls flow,
solitude shared in moonbeam’s glow,
two leaves into those fluids fall
in currents swift where seas await.

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.