To Show You All, On the First Morning of the Year
-- Ching An (trans by JP Seaton)
A thousand thousand Worlds,
a single breath,
one turn of the Great Potter`s Wheel.
The withered tree blossoms 
in a Spring beyond illusion.
The firecrackers bring me back: 
the laugh’s on me.
This year’s man
is last year’s man.

[via Ocean of Poetry]

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