Poems, Imitations & Translations


Pale Star (2011)

Pale Star (2011)

(January 18, 2011) Pale Star. Illustrated by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Pania Press, 2011)

Pale Star
(K.M., 1923) [after Xu Zhimo] Unintentionally imitating Chinese style her hair was pitch black & straight Her features seemed to me like the purest Indian jade or pristine snow in the Alps Her brightly-coloured clothes might have aroused some criticism had they been worn by anyone else on her they looked becoming like green leaves on a flower Her figure was so fragile that a man standing beside her felt his breathing to be too coarse (7/4-24/7/09)

KM & Xu Zhimo. Pania Press (18/1/11)

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