Pick Up the Pearl
by Pat McGowan
Pick up the Pearl is a collection of martial arts poems written by a long term tai chi enthusiast, one who has practised tai chi daily for the past 37 years. The forms of the poems range from free verse to sestina, from ottava rima to ballad. The work examines a range of martial art applications and exponents, including karate, boxing, street fighting, kung fu, ai ki do, judo and ba gua chan.