Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oct 12 - Too Soon

The rains have come
But I still hang out the clothes
Refusing to cede

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Oct 10 - Four Hours of Sorting Pictures from the Trip

Twelve hundred photos
All the sights from two wild weeks
Spill across my screen

Oct 9 - Returning

One last shopping trip
Then a long, long flight back home
Grateful for free wine

Oct 8 - Cycling Century Park

This odd bicycle
Carries me past orange flowers
And overweight brides

Oct 7 - Shanghai At Night

Skyscrapers sparkle
Neon jewels line the river
A night garden's bloom

Oct 6 - The Haunting Truth about the Three Gorges Project

The river rose up
And a million residents
Lost what was most dear

Oct 5 - An Excursion to the Shennong River

With barely a wince
Five sinewy men pull hard
To row us upstream

Oct 4 - Ghost City

Steps and steps and steps
Lead us to the Gates of Hell
Where the king awaits

Oct 3 - Three Gorges Cruise

Our cruise ship sets sail
Three days on the vast Yangtze
Feet up, we relax

Oct 2 - The Men Who Carry the Sedan Chairs at Longji

Their faces straining
They carry people upward
Nine hundred steep stairs

Oct 1 - A River Cruise

Limestone mountains rise
High above the River Li
Stooped women pick snails

Sept 30 - An Evening's Walk in Guilin

Alone, I wander
Past purple lights on the lake
A night market's buzz

Sept 29 - Blown Away by the Terracotta Warriors

A man digs a well
Seven thousand warriors
Emerge to amaze

Sept 28 - Trouble at the Airport

A booze-filled bag, a
lost passport -  Beijing Airport
won't soon forget us

Sept 27 - The Great Wall

Thirteen towers up
The tourist scene falls away
Lost in Beijing's smog

Sept 26 - Where Emperors Once Walked

Forbidden City
Your beauty reserved for kings
Now shared with the world

Sept 25 - Jet-lagged in Beijing

Cheese and smoked oysters
Will have to suffice tonight
Weary travellers feast