Tag Archives: Rivers

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 (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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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 A stiff willow breeze, ten thousand things withdrawn to burrows and immortal pine heights.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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For Wowzers (Distance and Longings) (Poems)

Two lost kites drift through night tide. The moon shines on both of them. ~~~ When our smiles last glanced pathways where layered in August carpets. Now the winter snow has fallen the world blanketed in incandescent stillness. I see … Continue reading

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Sky Raft (Hermitage) (Poems and Fragments) (Set II)

Derailed mind in need of calm and respite against the Sky Rafts ongoing collapse amidst rot, infighting and jungle intrusions. I left to the mountain peaks and deep forests, unable to return to a normal life. A clearing overlooked the … Continue reading

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Thunder Bird

The world is a vapid waste land. Barren and lifeless, deserts cover much of its surface, devoid of vegetation and life. Volcano’s rage constantly spewing forth magma and noxious gases. The magma scars the landscape while the fumes poison the … Continue reading

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Skilpadde and a City

The sight of Skilpadde in a city is gloriously surreal. In the vast concrete jungle of glass, steel and girders the residents of the metropolis see a colossal turtle rounding a street corner. Firstly its head pokes out past a … Continue reading

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