Pian Shu, Ph.D.
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New Year Is For HydrationBy Pian Shu
Magenta runs swiftly into a new field of possibilities
Crops hidden, await new spring’s wake-up breeze
Time flows through the water polo matches
of marked calendars, ticking alarm clocks, and ambitiously-proclaimed new year resolutions
And I say:
Happy New Year to the sprinting rivers
Happy New Year to the chewing cows
Happy New Year to freshly cut flowers
next to the fir candle that burns with the wooden slabs in the sizzling furnace
Happy new year to warm soups and fresh snow.
(— January 2023)