Magnificent Palace  

maverick1255 52M
2992 posts
6/29/2006 8:30 pm
Magnificent Palace

Misty clouds scattered colours,
Sun and moon shimmered bright.
A thousand ancient cypresses,
Ten thousand lofty bamboos.
A thousand ancient cypresses,
A soft green drawing the rain from the sky.
Ten thousand lofty bamboos,
And a misty valley is azure blue.
Outside the gate rare flowers spread brocade;
Beside the bridge wafts the scent of jade flowers.
Rocky crags jut, glossy with green moss;
On overhanging cliffs blue lichen grows.
Sometimes the call of the crane is heard
And often you see the phoenix soar.
The call of the crane
Echoes beyond the Ninth Heaven and the Milky Way.
When the phoenix soars,
The brilliance of the wings colours the clouds.
Black apes and white deer can be just made out;
Golden lions and jade elephants prefer to keep hidden.
If you look closely at this happy land,
You will see that it rivals paradise.

from Journey to the West

funintheday2006 57M
9659 posts
6/29/2006 9:13 pm

Echoes beyond the Ninth Heaven and the Milky Way.
When the phoenix soars,
Oh to have the talent to paint word pictures like that. All I can do is banal!

maverick1255 replies on 6/29/2006 9:36 pm:
Yea, I will post something I found that I like. But to create this from scratch with words. Nah!

Mav (copy and paste!! )

florallei 100F

6/30/2006 1:57 pm

Very lovely...I can picture the bamboos swaying and making their clicking sound...and all the does picture Paradise...

maverick1255 replies on 6/30/2006 3:46 pm:
Glad you liked it. I thought it was special.

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