Poems from Ochre Tones



 

 

SAGADA STILLS

IN A  F L O A T I N G  WORLD

 

If with images                                                                                          If with words

 

            I                                                                                                              You

 

                                                           could catch

 

on photographic film                                                                            on silk paper

 

                                                            a likeness

 

       of You                                                                                                     of Me

 

                                                           in Sagada

 

I would have                                                                                       You would have

 

                                               to sit a thousand years

                                               with master of austere

 

         Light                                                                                                    Measure

 

      Masferré                                                                                                 Shikibu

 

                                                to learn the process

 

of rendering                                                                                           of staining

 

       Silence                                                                                                Sound

 

 

 

Reading the poem with Alvin Pang at the Poetry Parnassus Festival, Southbank  Centre, London 2012
Reading the poem with Alvin Pang at the Poetry Parnassus Festival, Southbank Centre, London 2012