This poem is taken from Stand 238, 21(2) June - August 2023.

James Appleby Two Poems
Quick and Kuài

Seven strokes and years of study in the character fast.
Here, 快, kuài, you see its halves. The first a pole with hanging flags:
xīn, pronounced like sin, a word for heart.
The second, starfish on a hook: decisive.
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