Autumn Sky Poetry . . . Number 13 . . .
 

Arthur Leung was born and raised in Hong Kong. He is a regular performer of his poetry and has poems published internationally in print magazines, anthologies, and online journals. He has served as External Editor for Yuan Yang and as Guest Poetry Editor for Cha, and has been featured in the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival. He was a finalist for the  2007 Erskine J. Poetry Prize and a winner in the 2008 Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition.

Left Eye

     by Arthur Leung




Gong strikes, you wait there, East Gate,

Wild wings of moths fall from the pailou.

Your crimson silk, streaming hair lead my way

Through the lotus pond where cold owls gather.


Wild wings of moths fall from the pailou

Blasting open four rows of abandoned lanterns

Through the lotus pond where cold owls gather.

Flash of a second, your right eye meets my left.


Blasting open four rows of abandoned lanterns,

You show me the wide crystal of waking dragon.

Flash of a second, your right eye meets my left,

Across the back gate night wind giggles.


You show me the wide crystal of waking dragon,

Your crimson silk, streaming hair lead my way.

Across the back gate night wind giggles

And the gong strikes, you wait there, East Gate.










© 2009 Arthur Leung