Sail on Dusk Colour River, Encountering Trout
abandoned net, moonlight shimmer on rainbow
scales. Cut loose, quicksilver into azure depths.
Waterfalls rage nearby: if we meet again,
you may be the ruler of this domain.
By Cinnabar Creek, Drawn Out Fare Well
Standing by Cinnabar Creek, water flows south.
The horses know parting nears. Last cup of
wine shared, then solemn watch as you ride
into empty cloud slopes. Dusk surges, silence swells,
broken by a magpie call. A bridge between us,
spanning star river distance.
By Moonlit Pond
Moonlight blazes on duckweed green,
snowy egrets wade and watch
but the catfish are wise. Gazed in
solitude, chanting silent sutra’s.
Poems and poets that inspired: http://skyraftwanderer.blogspot.com/2012/01/two-chinese-poems.html
Picture one found here: http://www.rebeccanemser.com/1990/11/a-tribute-to-kojiro-tomita/
Picture two found here: http://www.chinaculturecenter.org/culture/content.php?cid=302&id=391
Picture three found here: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5515010