Sam Silva

China

The calm beast
with its ancient wisdom!
...cold and stoic on the northern wall
or hot and deep
in the Port of Shanghai
...everything! even religion
is a matter of diplomacy!,
finding the mystical mean
and ushering calligraphy
with the body and its soul
and knowing
in human things
the those twin values
of art and commerce
but never forgetting
such an animal spirit
as leads us back
to an ancestor's seed
in the oldest living city on Earth
...the oldest empire of truth and cunning!

 

Sam Silva © 2012