Kirin

Flame flicked through bamboo groves.
Light breaks on jade peaks.
A shard of bark without inscription
rests under bamboo flowers
that contains the universe,
and everything outside of it.
No tracks line the ground,
no burn marks the leaves.

~~~

Gibbons howl. Lamp light sinks. Wakefulness tangles
with tea smoke, drifts into moth laden airs. Cedar forests

spring from pregnant emptiness. Past emerald
sentinels bounds a dull colourless flame yet nothing

burns. The kettle whistles, the door shudders.
Since your last visit, a thousand-year tiger roar still echoes.

~~~

First image found here: http://www.likenaruto.com/reference-materials-creating-naruto/

Second image found here: http://www.lair2000.net/Unicorn_Dreams/Types_of_Unicorns/Chinese/Chinese_Unicorn.html

About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
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11 Responses to Kirin

  1. rompoetry says:

    Lovely, rich imagery. Thank you for this.

  2. Mohana says:

    Love the rich imagery…reminds me of Africa, and all its mysteries.

  3. Jessica says:

    I love the mystical eastern philosophy in the first verse. Of course its present through out the poem.

  4. ManicDdaily says:

    especially lovely close. Well done. k.

  5. Mystical imagery…love the ending.

  6. kelly says:

    oh, i am in love with those last lines…. perfect

  7. 1emeraldcity says:

    You wave your wand, Sky, and there is always magic. This is no exception. The images are rich and golden. Absolutely beautiful!!

  8. sonny says:

    for its genre…its a stunning piece…lovely really….

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