Tag Archives: Mountains

Maiden Hair Tumbles

Lit dew shimmers down maiden hair tumbles, dragon scales hold poems in sunlight stems, magpie songs clatter over scrawled names. On a whim, cranes followed to jade peaks. ~~~ Lone magpie call sirens from ancient branches cranes soar to jade … Continue reading

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This is a Strange Land

This is a Strange Land. The forests are made of sequoia candles taking five thousand years to burn down. At full kindle the stars are whited out. The ocean resides on a tortoise-shell moving in accordance with tortoise whims. Whales … Continue reading

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Sail on Dusk Colour River, Late Spring

Dusk colour gorge sheathed in emerald blankets, rising into sheer cliffs of auburn cinnabar, all underpinned by the fathomless flow of azure clarity. Snowy Egrets nest in pine top heights clear of dust. On white sand shores gibbons howl towards … Continue reading

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(Recluse) South Mountain (Final)

Boundless and empty to townsfolk, South Mountain peaks. But here immortals dance among indomitable pines. Above the sun blue herons fly into paper folded clouds – azure heaven change – clouds the body, clouds the wings. Sonorous bird songs radiant … Continue reading

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(Recluse) Recluse Paths in Moonlight (Poems)

Raft settled in Carp Tail Cove, oar song fallen silent. Ancient trees bracket recluse paths, thatch hut light shines through pine green veils. Cook smoke drifts, your bramble gate must be open. Our last meeting lost to dust, and so … Continue reading

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Recluse (South Mountain) (Overflow)

Morning wanders by my hut water stirs. I glance outside. Blue herons fly to South Mountain, jade tiger rises from a stream. ~~~ Uninvited morning wanders through my empty door. I glance outside, water stirs. Jade tiger rises from a … Continue reading

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Recluse (South Mountain) (Poems)

Open bramble gate, morning lets itself in, eyes open in welcome. Water stirs – a glance outside. A jade tiger rises, blue herons fly to South Mountain. ~~~ Forage through herb abundance on South Mountain sunlight pooled in cassia leaves. … Continue reading

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Bramble Gate (Poems)

Your bramble gate open and empty winter snow blossoms can visit as they please His hut is empty ravens sit on the roof. From the closed bramble gate footsteps lead to the clouds From one mountain to another a light … Continue reading

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Recluse (River) (Poems)

Autumn flares out, its flame burst clouds strewn about misted cliff sides, loam whites of winter taking their place. A stiff willow breeze, ten thousand things withdrawn to burrows and immortal pine heights. First snows stream down, duckweed carpets of … Continue reading

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Recluse (Poems)

Ashen scatter, Trout gorge creek blanketed frozen rainbows in flowing ice. My raft rendered still by winter deadlock. Snow capped mountains look down with ice laden indifference. In this deep cold magpie chatter has fallen silent, fluttered off in search of … Continue reading

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