In our first Kubrick Poetry meeting of the year, we remembered the life and works of Leung Ping-kwan (Ye Si). We simply gathered around in a circle and shared the poems that moved us the most. Adam began by reading his favourite poem Rainy days in Sun Po Kong (新蒲崗的雨天) which captures the lives of the aspiring writers from the time of the poet’s youth, set to the backdrop Sun Po Kong. Polly recited At the North Point Car Ferry（北角汽車渡海碼頭）that painted a solemn picture of the North Point ferry pier. She also read a new found favourite poem called Pomegranate (安石榴) which depicts a fresh new images that she has never found in his Things poem before. Wai Yim appreciated the international scope of Ye Si’s works as she selected poems recited in both Chinese and French. It was observed that a lot of what we liked about Ye Si’s works came from the 1970s.
(photos by Paul Wan)