ancient forever warblings unwind, and unwind.
dust splitters in ten thousand radiant colours.

across dragon vast star rivers,
the mountains in bright dipper light are still mountains.


Image found here: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/hiroshige/shrines-in-snowy-mountains

I’ve been reading Murakami (he’s the dealer, i’m the addict).

Also, the second line of this poem by Chao Ku, Reflections at a River Tower:

Alone on a river tower my thoughts full of sorrow
the moonlight like the water the water like the sky
where is the person with whom I shared the moon
the view isn’t quite the same as last year.

Translated by Red Pine.

Perfection there folks.


About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
This entry was posted in Poems and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

15 Responses to Warblings

  1. kanzensakura says:

    wow….double wow…this is amazing.

  2. poemblaze says:

    Love your poem. So much packed into so few lines. The dragon vast star rivers. Excellent.

  3. Mary says:

    A beautiful way of expressing it!

  4. brian miller says:

    lovely visuals in your verse…vivid too…the dust splintering into a 1000 colours…and the mountains are our anchor in this reality…smiles.

  5. kelly says:

    Oh, I love love love that last line! I will remember it when I go to my mountain’s, under the stars.

  6. Pamela says:

    So much said in so few lines. I like that.


  7. annotating60 says:

    I like the poem. I’m a collector of Japanese woodblock prints so I appreciate your appreciation of them.>KB

  8. How wonderful. I have a great love for Japanese poets and forms and your work has that feel. I applaud you.

  9. I love the sky references.

  10. Zouxzoux says:

    I love Murakami too – you do him beautiful justice with this piece.

  11. 1emeraldcity says:

    You never fail to pique my imagination. Well done…beautiful…as always 🙂

  12. kelvin s.m. says:

    …you sure know where you’re going in a poem… this was simply stunning… i like how you see dust in variety of thousand dancing colours… loved the history with which you dig your inspiration… smiles…

  13. ManicDdaily says:

    Absolutely agreed. Perfection. Yours too. k.

  14. joanna says:

    I don’t know if you meant to put “splitters” instead of “splinters,” but I think I’ve found my new favorite word. Oh, and I *love* the Ku piece.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s