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