On a Hanging Scroll By Shih K'ofa
the character shu, meaning to write, appears, the brush leaving on woven silk the two or three quick strokes-- a wing upraised, at the start of its wingbeat, the tiny legs of the angel bent, hard running, and in front of the rounded, perfect O of the mouth, blowing with all its breath-- the detached, invered, floating comma of a baseball cap, about to be blown away by the wind.
From What Falls Away, by Steve Lautermilch, published by Bright Hill Press. Copyright © 2001 by Steve Lautermilch. Used with permission. All rights reserved.