Limbed lyrics

Thou hath the lyric sweet (Photo: Faye Sarras)

A word to each note attached
in solitary song unmatched
Unheard tones to unseen ears
lilting echoes of untold years.
Thou hath the lyric sweet
Who writes the score
that leaves between us,
sets the tempo when we meet.

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.