The Chinese Lesson
by Elena Malec
blade in the heart – endure
endure the words,
words nailing down
eye behind tree, spying your mind
examine your heart, scrutinize your feelings
This is my first attempt of composing Chinese poetry, dated November 3, 2000.
I started learning roots and characters in June 2000 with
Chinese Characters: A Genealogy and Dictionary( Rick Harbaugh).