Set sail in a voyage of life To seek the truth or where it lies Point a sight upon hope to lead So I shall steer my faith
YELLOW RIBBON PROJECT POETRY COMPETITION FINALIST
  It’s not the night I have to bear, it’s not the days I have to serve. By time I wait, while I am lost.
YELLOW RIBBON PROJECT POETRY COMPETITION FINALIST
Dismounting, I offer my friend a cup of wine, I ask what place he is headed to. He says he has not achieved his aims, Is retiring to the southern hills.
WANG WEI
I have got patronage, but am too lazy to use it; I have got land, but am too lazy to farm it. My house leaks; I am too lazy to mend it. My clothes are torn; I am too lazy to darn them.
PO CHü-I
Light is more important than the lantern, The poem more important than the notebook, And the kiss more important than the lips.
NIZAR QABBANI
My love, I love your breasts, I love your nose. I love your accent and I love your toes. I am your slave. One word, and I obey. But please don't slurp your morning brew that way.
VIKRAM SETH
From outside my house, only the faint distant sound
OTOMO NO YAKAMOCHI
You do not come On this moonless night. I wake wanting you.
ONO NO KOMACHI
Mongolian poets have been exploring new techniques of late, but their work is still very much a paean to Nature, the desert and the steppes
RUTH O'CALLAGHAN
Here’s how you can write your own four-line pantun, the beautiful form of Malay poetry where the moral and the lyric are clearly separated
IRWAN ABU BAKAR
Politics, propaganda, “post-modernism” and amid it all, the search for truth – a look at the trials and triumphs of modern Burmese poetry
MAUNG THA NOE
Singapore’s famous poet and playwright tells us why he admires the tanka, an ancient form of Japanese poetry.
ROBERT YEO
No doubt about it, the inside of a train cooks things to a turn.
KIJI KUTANI
  His mouth. Sorry, sorry, like ravens about my head. Their feathers brushing about my lobes, whispering cold into my ear.
STARCKE LAM
  The toast is soft today too much butter - or is it just this lacklustre morning weather?
SHERWIN NG