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The Landscape of Mind

by Jianqing Zheng

2001, 28 pages

Winner of the 2001 Sapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition.

"After Rain "

Now on the wind,
thousands of gray horses
roll away the fevered air.

Tomatoes, eggplants,
bok choy and soybeans
pallet the beds in sparkles.

Under a broken cart,
a few white ducks
preen their feathers.

Along the creek,
willows glaze with raindrops
like strings of crystals.

A croak stirs the quiet,
another one,
then a chorus of frogs.

I sit on the threshold
dabbing tobacco and dusk
into the cupped paper.

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Audio Sample:

As read by the author,
Jianqing Zheng


About the Author:

Jianqing Zheng

Praise For
The Landscape of Mind

"The poems in Jianqing Zheng's The Landscape of Mind are often quick movements of light and touch and tone. Like 'two boats' shadows / overlapping,' lives and images rub up against each other and leave their marks."

ŚMichael Burkard

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