Sabaidee and welcome to Lao Poetry, a website where we will feature the work of Lao poets and writers from around the world as they come to our attention. We are excited to present the beauty of their work and their innovation as they challenge our ideas of beauty, harmony, daily life, our customs, traditions and the imagination.  Lao verse is rich and playful, clever and compassionate, but it needs readers as well as writers to truly flourish. We hope you enjoy many of the posts we share with you!