White Heron Arc III

Tumbled snow hangs on impermanent clouds,
white heron arc unfurls, and unfurls.

Winter mountains on still bamboo,
marked by a single line of blazing crimson.



No mind the pine wind flows, jade and emerald
rivers meander around ancient pillars.

A white heron arc unfurls, and unfurls, a
dance in the falling space of fragrant blossoms.


Picture one found here: http://www.toshidama-japanese-prints.com/item_398/Yoshitoshi-Rin-Chu-Kills-Officer-Riku-Near-the-Temple-of-the-Mountain-Spirit.htm

Second image found here: http://www.toshidama-japanese-prints.com/item_363/Toyokuni-I-Actor-Portrait.htm


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 White Heron Arc III

  1. ManicDdaily says:

    Always so cool and beautiful. K

  2. brian miller says:

    the dance in the falling space of fragrant blossoms…love that line….beautiful…as always great imagery

  3. cloudfactor5 says:

    Always enjoy the great verse and imagery !!

  4. Mary says:

    Very beautiful!

  5. “Winter mountains on still bamboo,” is such a poetic image! and your start, “Tumbled snow hangs on impermanent clouds,” really sets the tone for this scenic write!

  6. naramalone says:

    The words are so beautiful. Perfect and sharp contrast to the crimson and swords.

  7. Ruth says:

    beautiful, as always…

  8. WabiSabi says:

    Beautiful image of the white heron arc unfurling! Happy New Year.

  9. lucychili says:

    a bird surviving
    winter to spring

  10. stuartmcphersonpoet says:

    Your words set off the japansese imagery so well…a white heron (maybe meaning the becoming of an individual?)

  11. 1emeraldcity says:

    Again, u lead me into your treasured world of painted words and haiga…I’m always eager to fly your magic carpet..this is beautiful! .warm wishes and poetic dreams for 2013 :))

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