~ Dedicated to Falun Gong practitioners facing persecution in China

Brutality meets decency and then
What happens?  Hardness softens, or it cracks
A little.  Craquelure might happen when
The decency is struck.  Unless an axe
Completely shatters bright compassion, right
Can still survive, strong, beautiful, and calm.
If brutal fists can smash its glow with might,
They may be harmed, or like a rain-slicked palm
The decency may rise.  It sticks to truth
Both bendingly and also with no bend.
Forbearance that is pure will live in youth
Forever.  It should see no bitter end.
__The lovely vases are repaired or
____Cast on wheels again.  Kindnesses will soar.

 

Reference: https://www.metro.news/1000-year-old-chinese-dish-just-5in-wide-is-set-to-fetch-10m/754205/

Phillip Whidden is a poet published in America, England, Scotland (and elsewhere) in book form, online, and in journals.  He has also had an article on Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum est” published in The New Edinburgh Review. www.phillipwhidden.com


Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.”

One Response

  1. KennySmall

    I have checked your website and i’ve found some duplicate content, that’s why you don’t rank high in google’s search results,
    but there is a tool that can help you to create 100% unique content,
    search for: Boorfe’s tips unlimited content

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.