Friday, May 13, 2011

He talks of snow.
I talk of sand.

He talks of yaks.
I talk of camels.

He talks of water
flowing & spring

flowers. I listen.
We talk of ghosts.

Ashina Jiesheshuai (d. 619 C.E.)

included in: Rivalling The Six Dynasties: Poems from the Eastern Turkic Khaganate selected & translated by Umberto Allegrezza; The Uzbekistan Historical Society; Bukhara, 2000.


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