I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…

Birds of flame spiral down from the sky near the Mulberry tree.
I watched a bridge of magpies span the depths of the Star River…


Immortals riding cranes on the edges of Heaven.
I watched dragons and whales rage in the abyss of the Yellow Sea.


The Sky Raft Wanderer skim the shoulder of Orion.
I watched ancient fires glitter in the darkness at the Dragon Gate.


River boats swallowed whole by river lords at the Yangtze Delta.
I watched dragon fire flare in the heavens over the Forbidden City.


Carp transform into dragons at the heights of Dragon Gate.
I watched teeth flash in the Yellow Sea stained crimson.


All these moments will be lost in time…like tears in rain. Time to die.


Attempts (all probably fails) at having ago at the best scene in movie history (yes I said that):

And a poem that inspired me:


About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
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30 Responses to I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…

  1. Joy & Ruin says:

    I think you did a good job, a few lines in I felt that scene might have been your inspiration.

    More Human than Human

  2. simon7banks says:

    IThis is strangely hynotic. I like the way some images and phrases recur in slightly changed form.

  3. D... says:

    You know my love of the movie. I’m with you my friend. And as a fellow Blade Runner lover let me just say, “I think you did it justice!!!!”

  4. Yousei Hime says:

    This is my husband’s favorite scene in one of his favorite movies. If the discussion turns to movies, he’ll always bring up this scene. I loved your poem before I ever knew about the connection, probably because it has captured the sentiment of that scene so well.

    • If I captured the sentiment of that scene, then that’s pretty great right there.

      And it really is an amazing scene. I keep saying perfect when referencing it, but that’s what it is. Everything about it works.

  5. Oh. Very clever prompt, with a lovely product 🙂

  6. claudia says:

    nice…this reads indeed like film sequences…each one takes us to another scene and paints another picture….I watched ancient fires glitter in the darkness at the Dragon Gate…nice…

  7. hobgoblin2011 says:

    Oh, I love this piece. Really great job, the scene was not lost at all. Thanks.

  8. brian miller says:

    i want some of whatever you are having so if you die…please leave some behind…the images hit and stacato like a film reel…little glimpse but enough to explode on the edges of our imagination…

  9. Claudia is right…the passages play out like scenes.

  10. Pat Hatt says:

    Best scene ever? Not sure there is such a thing but you nailed it indeed, can see the film within your words.

  11. Gay says:

    Wonderfully magical words..all inspirations work. Mine is from a Ricky Martin song..LOL! This was exquisite. Thank you.

  12. naramalone says:

    Now that was just cool. I liked the way you took the inspiration and made it something new and magical.

  13. Eve Redwater says:

    Fantastic Blade Runner reference! What a fantastic idea! Beautiful words, too. 🙂

  14. 1emeraldcity says:

    What great imagry and elegant flow of words here! I really wanted more…:)) An appetizer, b ut great write!

  15. ~L says:

    creative and magical

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