Tears without feelings
A wisdom without knowledge
He lies down with a mindful presence
watching trees covered in scars
The cuts that are made by us.
Look at his life
he leaped from here to there
and wandered through hearts from there
to here. He
jumped into the light through curtains
With debts to loneliness,
he sold his soul to freedom.
He thought he found the One
It looked promising from a distance
But everything that he longed for
had space for only one person
Then he fled from one soul to another
Anger put hands palm down to push the land
He was amazed to see the ants
still hanging on to the end.
Fresh morning water and draping willow
The kind of love that he used to know
Don’t pull him out from the dark
Some birds never leave the nest
but feathers landed on his head
He touched and felt
the gentleness in the moment
Deep peace and grace are found in the toughest place
He put his arms around the tree
His heart was laid to rest.
We are alone together
Things that don’t move at all,
they interact with each other
The ointment tingles the wound
because pain matters
therefore, we can touch each other
and that's all that matters.
Written in United Kingdom, 2019
BEING ALONE TOGETHER
POEMS ON SOLITUDE FROM 3 CITIES
By Claire Lee
London, New York, Stockholm
My new poetry collection in English are written during my time spent in London, New York and Stockholm between 2018 - 19.
It will be launched at my upcoming exhibition under the same title, in Hong Kong, on June 6 and selling during exhibition period till July 1. I am accepting pre-order now. It is in First Limited Edition. Print, sign, seal and deliver to wherever you are.
A4 size, loose sheets no binding, printed on Japanese-made paper.
Price to be HKD 200. Pick up at the exhibition. I can also deliver to International with postage applied.
It is printed on demand. Please contact me to pre order and ask for payment details.
Your support will contribute to help with the self funded exhibition.
Thank you very much! :-)