Poetry from Thailand

Original poetry written in and about rural Thailand.

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Location: Chong Khae, Nakhonsawan, Thailand

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Old Age

The opposite of old age is fun.
The opposite of fun is fear.
The opposite of fear is hope,
and the synonym for hope is
memory which like a small
bird perches on a limb waiting
for something that can never
be expressed . . . and sings.
Now, for the first time in my
long life  I can hear birdsong
and I am transfixed.

FG  May 3, 2012

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