I built a snowman At your front door To stand in my stead, waiting there In all its stupidity Then you buried your lollipop Deep into its snowy heart Saying this little sweetness Would perk it up The snowman did not smile Did not make a sound And then the bright spring sun Melted him away... Where is he now? Where is that candied heart? A bee buzzes Beside the small puddle of tears
Copyright © 2005 by Gu Cheng and Joseph R. Allen. From Sea of Dreams: The Selected Writings of Gu Cheng. Reprinted with permission of New Directions Press.