Category Archives: Poems

Wild Geese

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a poem, but someone asked my to help translate a Chinese poem so I thought I’d post the results. Translating poems is tricky because usually understanding the literal meaning of the words … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Mercy Wong

Recently I read a book by Stacey Lee called Outrun the Moon. It is set during the 1906 San Fransisco earthquake and is a great story of friendship, love, and survival. Inspired by this  I decided to write a poem about … Continue reading

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Sammy the Chinese Cowboy

Since it is still National Poetry Month, I got motivated to do some cowboy poetry. What is cowboy poetry, you ask? It is just like it sounds: poems about cowboys and cowboy life. There are many cowboy poets and even … Continue reading

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A Poem For Spring

It’s spring, the flowers are blooming, the trees are budding and pollen is coating everything. April is also National Poetry Month so I thought I would share a poem about spring my daughter wrote a few years ago. Enjoy. Spring … Continue reading

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The Stone Soldier

Here’s a Memorial Day poem I wrote. May we never forget those who died for our freedom. The Stone Soldier He stands his watch in the wind and the rain Watching people come to release their pain He guards those … Continue reading

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