Phoenix feather tumbles into a lotus of ten thousand petals,
in faraway forests the maple leaves fall, and fall.
Beetles and dragons argue in black and yellow arcs over empty vast sky,
the sage wanders jade mountains, each footfall a maple leaf cloud.
beetles and dragons argue in black and yellow arcs.
maple leaves fall, and fall in faraway forests.
phoenix feather rests amongst ten thousand lotus.
the sage raises maple leaf clouds with each step.
Image found here: http://www.hiroshige.org.uk/hiroshige/views_edo/8_views_sumida_edo/8_views_sumida_edo.htm
Urge to make sense falling, and falling.
You do pick the BEST illustrations for your poems. Hmmm. Maple leaves and Lotus–wonderful images connecting such different locales. Merci.
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smiles…i like how the second verse kinda rewinds the first….and an interesting sight in the dragons and beetles…the big and the small….
the sage wanders jade mountains, each footfall a maple leaf cloud. – Love that
A wonderful extended methor use. Really lovely images.>KB
beetles and dragons argue in black and yellow arcs… what an image…
I really enjoy how you rearrange different phrases and give them new life and meaning with each new utterance….
Beautiful, classic feel.
ten thousand maples—
You have me imagining the sage as a giant with “each footfall a maple leaf cloud.”
Really enjoyed the imagery, another fabulous illustration as well !!
Your imagery is incredible…never fails…always exotic…”maple leaf cloud”…beautiful!
great imagery and picture.
This reads so well. Nicely done!
Hello Skyraft, you are a poetic spirit of unique virtues, forever commanding thoughts of imaginative beauty…