Folding Mulberries

Forests no forests.
Mountains no mountains.
Rivers no rivers.
In radiant dipper blaze a tiger plumbs azure depths.

benzaiten-shrine-at-inokashira-in-snow.jpg!Blog~~~

A fly regains balance in prevailing dragon roars.
Mulberry clusters are folded by a jade fist.
A moths eyebrow arches over failing candle light.
In radiant dipper blaze a tiger dives into river deep.

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under folding mulberries
the moon should provide enough company
yet the empty thatch hut is bothersome
in radiant dipper blaze a tiger plumbs azure depths

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under the folding mulberries
i await your arrival yet I
yearn to just be satisfied by the moon
in radiant dipper blaze a tiger dives in river deep

F1954.17~~~

Image one found here: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/hiroshige/benzaiten-shrine-at-inokashira-in-snow

Image two found here: http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/zoomObject.cfm?ObjectId=48777

Forms upon forms.

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 Folding Mulberries

  1. wolfsrosebud says:

    do love those mulberry clusters

  2. marousia says:

    Love the mythic aura of this poem🙂

  3. Rich and ambitious – I enjoyed reading this and will be back for more… With Best Wishes Scott http://www.scotthastie.com

  4. Pamela says:

    sky, you always have such lush images in your writing. Mulberry clusters, I like that.

    Pamela

  5. hypercryptical says:

    Lovely lovely words.
    Anna :o]

  6. 1emeraldcity says:

    Drowning in your beautiful words and art selections…endless beauty! “A fly regains balance in prevailing dragon roars…” ha! how wonderful! ~jackie~

  7. shanyns says:

    Oh so well done – words and choice of art is a perfect blend.

  8. Truedessa says:

    This was enchanting to read and the pictures really helped set the tone..yearning to be satisfied by the moon.

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