David Lewis Paget : Writing

Chingl ai

Chingl ai

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


An attempt to write in Chinglish - the Chinese idea of English, which is sometimes extremely poetic, and sometimes very beautiful.
Don't Let Me Die in China, Lord!

Don't Let Me Die in China, Lord!

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


I had a fright the other night, I dreamt that I was ill, The Angels fluttered round my bed, They said: ‘Now you be still!’ My heart be..
I Can't Find a Doll with a Chinese Face.

I Can't Find a Doll with a Chinese Face.

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


I’ve watched your children, playing in the sand, Pretty little girls with a yellow hair-band, Cheeky little boys with their snub-nosed faces, ..
Lost Bloom

Lost Bloom

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


Divorce is becoming more common in modern China.
Pu Tong Hua

Pu Tong Hua

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


The official name of the Beijing Dialect.
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Riding the Wenzhou Bus

Riding the Wenzhou Bus

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


They squeak and rattle, and jerk and pull And throw you across the floor, The double-deckers, the number 5’s, The 3’s and the 64, They..
Swan Song

Swan Song

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


Based on a newspaper article in China.
Tense

Tense

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


Written for my Chinese students, who never quite got the idea of past, present, future.
Terra Cotta Warrior

Terra Cotta Warrior

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


at Xian, China.
The Beggar of Wu Ma Jie

The Beggar of Wu Ma Jie

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


He’s laid his head on a Chinese street There’s nothing of dignity here, He’s bared his soul in a plastic bowl For the rest of the..