PF detail from Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Beach Scene, Guernsey (Children by the Sea in Guernsey) - 1883;

ISSN 
1942-2067

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Dennis Maloney is a poet and translator. He is also the editor and publisher of the widely respected White Pine Press in Buffalo, NY. His works of translation include: The Stones of Chile by Pablo Neruda, The Landscape of Castile by Antonio Machado, and the recent The Poet and the Sea by Juan Ramon Jimenez, with Mary Berg. His most recent volume of poetry is Just Enough.

 

Early Morning, Hefei China

Men stand in front of a kiosk
reading the day’s news
(news the night has brought
into day)

In the shadow of a mansion
an old woman pounds cloths
against a rock

A group of people
move as one in tai-chi
bringing the body
and city to life

In the early light
men draw long nets
along the river bottom