The Quintessence of Dust by Jack Tate
Approx. 12,370 words.
Published on May 9, 2011.
These poems and brief essays were collected while I live in China. With much soul-searching, I left America and moved to China to be with the woman I love. I will live part of the rest of my life here.
My Chinese name is Zhuang Daobai, which was given to me by my wife: Zhuang - Zhuangzi – the Taoist sage;Dao the unknowable path; Bai - the immortal poet Li Bai.