Food for thought

Not for lack of food (Photo: Faye Sarras)

Undernourishment prevails
Not for lack of food
or days so many, long
without much sleep.
Nor for want of drink
the lips and tongue
to moisten poured,
but for want of time to think.

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.