2021

stillness
stillness

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year of the ox
year of the ox

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create positive affinities
create positive affinities

ink on shikishi grace jin, 2021 缘 is a Buddhist concept of fate - predestined affinity that brings people together. Give generously in friendships, relationships, and to the world.

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bad b*tch
bad b*tch

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main character
main character

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fight white supremacy
fight white supremacy

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BLM
BLM

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thinking of you
thinking of you

ink on shikishi grace jin, 2021 水调歌头 by Su Shi, Song dynasty 1076 CE

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angel island poem 4
angel island poem 4

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solitude
solitude

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lunar new year

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angel island poems

More than 200 Chinese poems were etched into the barracks walls of Angel Island, an immigration processing station in early 20th century San Francisco. These poems conveyed the laborers’ homesickness and despair after long detentions aimed at keeping out Asian immigrants after the Chinese Exclusion Act. 

Poems published in Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940, by Him Mark Lai, Genny Lim and Judy Yung

angel island poem 135
angel island poem 4
classical poetry
the sea of knowledge has no shore
grass