Posts Tagged ‘China’

First Post of the New Year and The Chinese Shopping Mall Poem begins Here

January 12, 2009

This is my first post of 2009.  I spent the New Years Furlough at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch in Woodburne, New York with my freind Neil Stevenson as well as with the Ashram community.

Since June of 2005 I have been composing one of my many international follow up super sequels to my “Worlds Biggest Shopping Mall Poem.”

Since November of 2007 I have taken two trips to Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China (the PRC), and Thailand (with one airport stopover in Japan @ Tokyo’s Narita airport) and though I originally posted the unfinished work  here in its’ entiretyit has gone throgh a serious reordering (as in a directional narrative had to be placed within so now it is all still in Hong Kong).  So now for your enjoyment the reworked Chinese Shopping  Mall Poem ( and it will be growing)

The Chinese Shopping Mall Poem Begins Here

Hoi to Court

The Chinese Shopping Mall Poem Begins here

On Hoi to Court – On Hoi to Court in Hong Kong

The Chinese Shopping Mall Poem Begins here

Hotel is great cheap owners nice free internet

The guest house is great and comes at a very small cost

The owners seem nice and there is free internet access

At a station against the wall in the foyer of a suite of rooms

In one of the appartment suites deployed by the Alisan Guest House

in a building here on Hoi to Court

Off of Gloucster street in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong

fish balls in fish ball noodle soup

Chicken wings Chinese vegetables radius’s radii

After a small theater
movie premiere
standing mounts holding boquets
and some tilted over
left outside unclaimed
are the next morning
picked from
by passing Hong Kong women
and perhaps the occasional tourist
including this shopping mall poem of the east poet
who carries a light orange rose out into the cityscape
and then later leaves it along with a twenty dollar bill HK
gratuity for the maid in departing for Bangkok

It was placed in a storefront window
on a side-street leading to a main thoroughfare
in the neighberhood of Causeway Bay
in Hong Kong

It was very pretty
creamy white
with a tan tinge
on its’ main coat
with brown and blackish features mixed in on its face
It was mostly docile
and laid down on a rest of glass
the enclosure was all glass
below it were some pebbles
mostly ornamental
which closely corresponded to the coloration of the cat
which would sometimes half roll around
or walk a few paces
and sometimes stretch-out and yawn

Yao Ming what I say

Yao Ming to Hoi to Court

Yao Ming and an opening series of mummies
report to Hoi to Court
where they run into the pussycat in the pet store window
whose coat matches the pebbles below the enclosure’s glass flooring and then the movie theater where left over soon to be decaying boquets are where flowers are taken from by passing Hong Kongers most of who are females who often form their own boquets and finally Joe Dimaggio just another nice guy who got screwed

going to thirty dollar a session Bikram exiled yogi yoga in the skyscraper across from the times square mall just when I let my guard down

Yes I did Yoga near Times Square in a tower of health and beauty
just as I had done yoga near Times square in Manhattan
above a porno shop and next to a bar
here overlooking small and tall buildings
in all of the positions they take in the cityscape
doing this abridged should we say bastardized format of
“Bikram Yoga” ,
which we must have come to for a reason
overlooking gaps in the city scene

Glowing like the female lobster

Black currants, green tea eclairs, and seasonal apricot danishes
large West African women at a starbucks in a  shopping mall in downtown Beijing
Violet/lavender boas black lacquer fish balls in fish ball noodle soup
Chicken wings Chinese vegetables radius’s radii? poodles polka dots
Dachsunds polka dachsunds green tea éclairs and black currents
glowing like the armature of the female lobster warrior
at Juicy Couture
Then here I am- then there I was
as if at the bar at the Follies Bregere
in the painting by Edouard Manet
here at Hong Kong Disneyland
the beautiful boy
Kwan in chocolate brown vestaments accented by pink rose satin
besides me the waiter who waits upon others
does not wait upon me
but here I am
and I
who am
and this scene like all others before
is soon to be no more
fade away momentarily from the Disneyland hotel
at Hong Kong Disneyland

back to the East and Central Park South

June 2, 2008

So it has been a while since this for the most part uncommented upon name self-enhancer  blogger  has posted.  Good, way to go!- good way to loose the flow.

So I Went to Hong Kong Kong again (though for the first time since actively composing this blog) as well as to Guangzhou for the day in the PRC and Thailand.  I am writing the Shopping Mall Poem of the East over there but much of my poetic ouflow goes to the Chocolate Mao blog on threadless ( a comment page on a design by the artist Robsoul) whose work I found (as I did the site) while googling the verbal foundations of an idea.

But some of the highlights:

1.  Gettiing stuck in an Guangzhou Ikea and not be able to find my way out

2.  buffet lunch at the the Plaza Athenee in Bangkok

3.  Having two Singha beers after the van going to the Bridge on the River Kwai hit a dog

4.Bhuddist ceremonies at the royal palace in the Thai capitol

Just a few some more later—-

the back in nyc

lots of celebreties

Woody Allen and Larry David ran into while they were filming the former’s new movie at Grant’s tomb.  We were in the tomb with David becuase as a national park property it cannot be closed off to visitors.  Allen does not particularly strike me as somebody you wish to speak with if you have no business with him.

Jerry Springer- I walked downstairs while giving a tour by the USS Maine memorial on Columbus Circle to let people on and  off and Jerry Springer walked by.  I yelled out “Jerry Springer” and he turned arond. Still holding the tourgude microphone I announced Jerry Springer to the upstairs audience on the double-decker and  excited they stood up .  I said quick come up with a controversy and we’re Jerry’s kids then I Yelled over to Jerry to turn around and wave and he did (something  Conan O”Brien and the Reverand Al Sharpton in my opinion would not do).

Then in quick succession one morning American Idol winner David Cook going into the CBS this morning studios after performing outside, numerous blonde flunkies (peroxided and not) dressed up as the Legally Blonde chick out on a promo event {being chaperoned by onetime CBS producer Hal Glicksman who was also catching a ride  on the Jerry Springer bus), Candace Bergen (filming a scene from the in production Bride Wars {with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson} at the Plaza, and Nobel laureate Elie Weisel and Christine Amanpour filming along Central Park South.