In this poetry collection, author offers a contemplative reflection on the experiences of an Asian American immigrant within and beyond the United States. The stories presented in these verses embrace a multicultural nation where several languages are spoken. Aside from the voices of words, numbers, data, memories, Asian characters and alphabets, these stories embrace a variety of poetic sub-genres, among them, Japanese haiku and tanka, Korean sijo, Malay cherita, and Chinese couplets — the most meaningful common ground between East and West.
Footprints on the Snow
What was that quietly visited at midnight,
Left on the snow— footprints in two lines.
A Grand Quilt of Life
Stories of our lives
Were cut into patches of fabric
In iridescent colors,
Every piece fair and square,
Sewed together many lives,
A grand quilt of life.