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Evening near Serpent River


© 2007
BASID #778

Beth Ames Swartz
Evening near Serpent River
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
72" x 60" (1.83m x 1.52m)
2007


 

(Du Fu, also Romanized as Tu Fu, 712 - 770 A.C.E, Chinese)



Evening near Serpent River


Breezes sigh, rising over bridge tiled steps.
The round sun sinks below the wall.

Wild autumn geese slowly vanish
as sunset lengthens all the clouds.

Leaves have begun to drop already.
Cold flowers lose their fragrance.

I add my tears to the river.
At slack tide, only the moon is pure.