At That Moment

At the narrow stairway a window view
it was myself turned around
when the glass door swung back to close
it was like ripples by a gust wind
moved shadows in the light
the past and now here we met again
across the summery street and there
the first set of willow branches waved

by sy

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Backstairs

Backstairs

12:52 pm
the sun
misty ray
as if a lover
Chinese orchid
blossoming
stains the window sill
the winter maple tree
trimmed bare
shifted
for the shadows now divided
2 steps
below the gap
on the shelves
stacks of color
brush strokes
a hidden passage
extra seasons
perfumed light
moving

5 pm
the sun
platinum wings
breaks in
tumbles the glass window
fine dust
flows with the past
scented memory
entitled
incorporated
fresh red green witty gray
extra blue brown
seagulls feathers
golden eyes
steel toned portrait
uncounted
moody
no where else
but here
all one needs
5 steps up and 2 more down

 

by SY
2-22-2017

 

Nothing Is Something

Through the path at the corner
leaves in their strong color
against the deep November
brave red and bright yellow
strong brown and sturdy gray

below the smoky light
few geese taking off
breaking even
a fine cut
across the upper sky

wild naked smell
trembling in the cold air
seizing a few yards
a passionate scream
split the branches apart

a strong long pose over the
thick shadows on the pond
for the distance clouds
moody and selfish
and losing its final stroke

November 2016
Sophia Yee

 

 

 

I Don’t Want To Think About It Now

It is late of October the stillness after the gust
the light spread sideways like broken wings
leads my heart to leap to the sky it just highlighted

the hill beyond the gold-glazed roof and tree tips
where I am going for a rest and relax
here I am now I don’t want to think about it

I think I can do this and relax a little to catch up
for now I want to relax from the hours that had owned me
if I can’t feel this way or be this way when I can be

I don’t want to think about it until the light changes for me
for the birds to rest on the trees on my side of the hill
to be bare but solid and simple and nothing else attached

 

by Sophia Yee

 

The End

knowing the end here on
it’s the time to cross the shadows
to cross the light
and to cross the wide open space
no other witnesses all
no other time can be done
no other road from here to
moving the rocks

the sun burns my canvas to the core
the light
in the shadows speak aloud
one choices now and here
measure how long and wide
and the wildness
before the sun rushes
takes the spot at the south window

by Sophia Yee
July 10 2016

 

假如今天沒想到你

雨珠在樹葉上滾動
伸出雙手
害怕失去了什麼
隨風
一只甲蟲落入了水桶
不停的掙扎
我不忍心旁觀
上岸時
它突飛而去
消失在它的行程中
成群的鳥
嘰嘰喳喳在屋頂
一對飛躍而過
一只盤漩在上窗口
開過花的枝頭
長出了青豆
順手拆斷了幾根殘枝
那枯乾的殘枝
落地的花辨
成了今天畫板上的色彩
往左幾步
只見蔥花盛開
蔥桿結實深綠
松樹後面
一塊方地
如金字塔朝向東南
不遠處野花盛盛
紫色 粉紅 黃色 白色
不知道它們來自何方
假如我沒有想到你
我會來到這裡嗎
桐树顶上
米白色的天空
幾朵雲彩
帶有一許紅色
雨後的靜寞里
一股清香
冲着黃昏急急而入

by Sophia Yee 俞莎菲亚
June 2016

October’s Leaves

Don’t ask what else can be seen in the
October’s leaves are the stories of many
love sorry hate hope and the tears
lonesome desire waiting losing and regain
a written testimony a true confession
a lost record of your birthday info
the missing corner of your document
a borrowed feeling for a chance to get through

no hurry now to claim for anything
it is the time to see through with no fear
October’s brave-reds within the brave-reds
fogy-yellows and timeless-brown-browns
mist-orange moist and deep-dark melting
for a chance to get through expensive woods
the one has a note with October’s scent

the sky impending beyond the pond full of
expressions too in an impeccable manner
how couldn’t you know that I have
the same burning desire burning down
for everything to and here for everything then

and a clear sense in an interlocked format
in the light-bleached corner burgeoning
a feeling of winning from losing this far
gaps the positive image of the past giving
within the future near-by the autumn canvas
moving from the spot the pile of the sadness
crumbling in the full scale of
October’s leaves into a heap of longed wishes

by Sophia Yee
October 2015