Spring 2013 • Vol. XXXV No. 2 Poetry |

Weather Forecast

From the Burmese   In the year after Lent intercalated, mid-monsoon will be good. Sparrows build their nests a little early, early monsoon will be good. Padauks in bloom from parted branches, late monsoon will be bad. Tamarind leaves sprout late, early monsoon will be bad. The chameleon's head is green, early monsoon will be good. Crows build their nests a little late, early monsoon will be bad. Euphorbia's do not fruit, early monsoon will be bad. Butea trees flower from upper branches, late monsoon will be good. The cutch doesn't yield much latex from the first tap, early monsoon will be bad. Because I was at a meditation centre for seven days, early monsoon will be good. Because I didn't achieve enlightenment there, mid-monsoon will be good. Because I managed to return home in time, late monsoon will be good. Because I write poems, early monsoon will be good, Mid-monsoon will be bad, late monsoon will be good. Because I write stories, early monsoon will be good, mid-monsoo

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