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Issue #57, China: Dali, April 15, 2003. Haiku and photographs by jonathan.

dragon shrine village
broad beans drying in the sun
gateway to jin suo

inbetween houses
intense food cultivation
instead of green lawns

new comradrie
in the center of asia
my path unfolding

from black coal slurry
workers press small round coalcakes
affordable heat

in her grey clothing
grandma takes grandson to school
in blue windbreaker

down cobblestone street
inscription in arabic
high on door lintel

hoping the offering
will purify stomach cramps
in the near future

goddess of mercy
next to the arhat reaching
for forgotten scroll

cypress bough
in secluded patio
fishing nets rolled up

drying the cypress
for later use as incense
old man smokes his pipe

bursts into courtyard
with yellow windbreaker

sleepy drone of boat
giving this group of tourists
a chance to conk out

feeling good on boat
but terrible on the shore
mystery illness

writing a haiku
now just a gut reaction
to life around me

watching cnn
is like having a bad dream
in rural china

solo/group kukai
jonathan machen