Capriccio Egret

Chi Kuo-chang /photos courtesy of Chi Kuo-chang /tr. by Geof Aberhart

How many capricci does one get in a lifetime? One? Two? Infinitely many?

Who is in them? Family? Lovers? Just oneself?

As the sun sets on the Danshui River, egrets linger in its sun-reddened waters, reluctant to leave,

Solemnly singing their own lonely capricci.

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