Living Poets Society

Taiwan English News encourages poets to flourish in a world increasingly dominated by the banality of data, information overload, and mediocre commentary.


Fashioned from hard sandy stones
She stands unique and isolated
Crowned herself with many crowns
Ah! heaven and earth created

The holy ridge line ends
Large barrels of wine invites
Round peaks, snow kissed giants
Taiwan’s three tips have eyes

Oh Papakwaka! your splendorous bluffs
Are you the holy grail!
For acrophiles, conquerors and toughs
Ah! May your magnificence prevail

Whys and wherefores of folktales
Welcome the world to know
Of Atayals,a human race
With marks of honour aglow

Yowza, she weaves, he hunts
The sacred spots always await
A steadfast soul that earns
It’s rightful place, nobody’s late.

Elsa Lycias Joel

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