February 2007

ML Liebler


This marks an author's first online publication ML Liebler is the author of several books of poetry including The Moon A Box (New Issues Press, 2004), recipient of The 2005 Paterson Poetry Award of Excellence. His forthcoming book, which features these poems, will be Wide Awake in Someone Else's Dream (Wayne State University Press). In 2005, he was named The First Poet Laureate of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (his hometown). He has been on the faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit since 1980.

Walking With Sun Yet Sen    

Along the boulevard
On Tiapa Island
In Macau, and under
The smell of orchards
And Spring bloom, I walk
With rebellion in my blood.

Here, along this boulevard,
Named after the great leader
Dr. Sun Yet Sen, I feel
The swiftness of change, and I
Understand this necessity.

Soon after revolution rages
In the clouds above
The bones of today,
A vast change builds
Upon the rest of our
One thousand tomorrows.



ML Liebler: Poetry
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