cold mountain (56): one thing

he only lacks one thing

 

the warm wink
of summer stars:
one thing

 

after saying goodbye,
the quiet country:
one thing

 

Uncle’s voice in greeting
(it’s been years):
one thing

 

the kettle rattling,
water for my coffee:
one thing

 

thin trickle of sweat
under my shirt:
one thing

 

coughing, lungs stiff,
the only sound:
one thing

 

cobwebs in the kitchen,
fresh flowers in the bedroom:
which one?

 

near-scalding sip,
the burn of waking up:
one thing

 

Chinese and English can be found pp. 74-75, here.

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