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Literary Arts
Subject:
Arts>>Literary Arts>>Poetry
Language:
English
Audience:
Adults
Type:
Manuscript
File Details:
89 KB, 3 p. application/pdf
Abstract:
This is selection from a translation by Wong which bears the same title as his only English poetry collection, Beyond Symbols. Wong cleverly incorporates Chinese pictograms into the poems as they stand out visually amongst the translated English characters. These short verses best exemplify Wong’s influence by Japanese Haiku, Chinese classical poetry and pictograph, as well as Chinese Taoist philosophy.
This digital copy (c) National Library Board Singapore 2008. The original work (c) Wong Yoon Wah, 1984.