Poetry from Thailand

Original poetry written in and about rural Thailand.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Pictures From Paradise



Sometimes in trying to get a picture
I can see in my mind . . . the picture
just escapes in the taking.

For a week I’ve been trying to shoot
the setting sun, red, redolent hanging
by an unseen wire in the upper right
corner over acres of green rice-field
evenness.  But if I get too close the
lawn-like serenity steals the shot
and I am disappointed. 

And if I stand back and shoot through
the tall dotted “i” palms and lower
dull-green trees, the shot looks like
a postcard from a tropical isle where
I know beyond any doubt I have
never been.

FG       3/12/2017

Not feeling well.  Hopefully I will get up to Nakhonsawan to see a doctor Wednesday.  I feel very isolated here.  This usually doesn’t bother me, but when I’m not feeling well, it does. 


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