The autumn growing on flesh
brings cool hint and strives
to be in possession of local scenery.
Birds chirp in trees
in hot and cool alternation, while insects
of a new generation live at places here and there.
Earthworms open new paths under grass roots
Faintly visible are the traces of their discrete locations.
Bidding farewell, the late summer struggles.
Heat accumulated at daytime, as an afternoon scene
turns into a thin fog, and disappears.
A season claims its rights.
A dangerous cold approaching
is close at hand.
A man is waiting, stimulated, sentimental
and in hope
and will witness.
About the author:
Ou Shilin is the author of two poetry collections, i.e. Scene of Incidents and Tell Me About Jerusalem. He writes poems, prose, essays and commentaries. His work appears in major Chinese literature magazines such as Poetry Monthly, Flora City and Chinese Literature. Being a bilingual writer, he also writes and publishes English poems in countries like the USA, Australia and the U.K.