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Dong Qian Lake
by Kenny J Baez

Tuesday, July 10, 2007
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DONG QIAN LAKE



Rooms stare out of windows
staircases gather dust
wallpaper peels
plumbing rusts.

Washing line slung across
an overgrown path;
a mother and child
living rent-free;

tumbledown, ramshackle -
words and tbe reality:
homeless houses,
overlooked humanity!
























































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Reviewed by Z McClure 8/19/2012
less definitely is more, as you have painted a vivid scene with so few words! I like the way you use the buildings to describe and personify the people. And you give voice to so many of our fellow humans who will probably never write of their lives. Brilliant work, Teddy.
Will read more I hope.

~Zach
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/11/2011
Vividly presented via your verses, Kenny; thank you for sharing this unique experience. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Shay White 7/3/2011
The imagery is hauntingly vivid and I felt as though I was there to witness the scene myself! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful poem!
Reviewed by Kathryn Darden 9/3/2008
Haunting and evocative. Love this line:
"Weeds, willows and rose bushes
surround superannuated blocks."
Reviewed by William Cryer 7/12/2007
Fantastic descriptions! Yes, sir.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/12/2007
So elliptical and sparse in many ways, yet such an artist's eye for detail and underlining in others - like hello, Ni Hao! You make rhythm and flow in poetry seem so effortless in your bright narratives, Ken. I think the last two stanzas could stand very effectively on their own. Classy yet classless... just like you! :)) K xx
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 7/11/2007
I've seen the poverty you write about and I've lso seen the bulging bellies and eyes of these people and I feel ashamed for being fortunate. You write of life and you touch so many people Kenny. Your quest is just beginning. I'm happy to know you and have a front row seat!
Love,
Susan
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 7/10/2007
Clothespins of poverty...delapidated spirit for whatever reason, most likely China's governmental policies, the woman and her child equivalent to our homeless in America...it is good to be back in your own country, Kenny, there's more poetry that flows from Scotland's bagpipes than that which pings from China's sitars...get out your guitar and sing this song...enjoyed it as much as I did the first time around when I read it...be well, Kenny.

Sage
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/10/2007
beasutifully vivid visuals-so very real-i enjoy your writing
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