From the Empress Hsi-Ling-Shi – Joseph Zacardi

July 23rd, 2013 by admin

From the Empress Hsi-Ling-Shi

The mulberries will soon bear white fruit. On thin branches silkworms feed on heartshaped leaves. In early summer they will spin their silken threads, spin silk threads as a gift. We will take the coccoons, boil them, and after throwing, weave fine coats, embroider them, wear all the colors of snapdragons, chrysanthemums. In the court of the Yellow Emperor. In the court of the Red Emperor.   Joseph Zacardi is a poet living in Fairfax, CA, where he is the associate editor of the Marin Poetry Center Anthology. His 2009 book, Render, was published by Poetic Matrix Press.

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