small songs I sing
to join
my voice to other voices
hidden in the grass

Friday, October 26, 2012

[feet bound. . .]

feet bound
in silken slippers—
writing nushu,
sworn sisters
free their muffled voices

GUSTS 16, fall/winter 2012

(Nushu was a secret writing system used exclusively by women in a remote part of China.) 

1 comment:

  1. This is a remarkable, meaningful poem. I learned something too!