Black and Yellow

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.

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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.

night_rain_massaki~~~

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.

About skyraftwanderer

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

  1. You do pick the BEST illustrations for your poems. Hmmm. Maple leaves and Lotus–wonderful images connecting such different locales. Merci.

  2. dulzimordash says:

    Reblogged this on Spontaneous Creativity.

  3. brian miller says:

    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….

  4. the sage wanders jade mountains, each footfall a maple leaf cloud. – Love that

  5. annotating60 says:

    A wonderful extended methor use. Really lovely images.>KB

  6. claudia says:

    beetles and dragons argue in black and yellow arcs… what an image…

  7. I really enjoy how you rearrange different phrases and give them new life and meaning with each new utterance….

  8. Blue Flute says:

    Beautiful, classic feel.

    ten thousand maples—
    Lhasan sandstorm,
    wind—harp tune

  9. cloudfactor5 says:

    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 !!

  10. 1emeraldcity says:

    Your imagery is incredible…never fails…always exotic…”maple leaf cloud”…beautiful!

  11. great imagery and picture.

  12. shanyns says:

    This reads so well. Nicely done!

  13. Lindy Lee says:

    Hello Skyraft, you are a poetic spirit of unique virtues, forever commanding thoughts of imaginative beauty…

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