Look here, children—
There, by your feet,
A tiny yellow flower!
‘Don’t Trample This Flower’, Bing Xin,
translated from the Chinese by Herbert Batt and Sheldon Zitner
Author's note: This is part of a series of ekphrastic poems presented alongside ‘Hyphenated’ at The Substation. ‘A Thousand Blooms’ responds to Vipoo Srilivasa’s work.