Sam Silva

The Rise and Fall of Lonely Men

Once again then, China! cold blooded
Confucian decency...a smattering of good will
causing prosperity to be general and genuine
but without tolerance
for extravagant thought.

Art
has its place
...poems and art perfume History's scheme
but the story of eastern palaces
and their poetic hovels
is often
unabashedly
brutal...

Sam Silva © 2019