Realm of the Vermilion Bird, a poem by Cindy Medina at Spillwords.com
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Realm of the Vermilion Bird

Realm of the Vermilion Bird

written by: Cindy Medina

@Cindy_M65

 

The Vermilion Bird;
spark of mytho-poetic
dreams, southern icon.

***

Dreams of Southern T’ang:
Canopus in black jade night-
realm of The Red Crow.

***

Dawn clouds – spires and spines.
Night sea lights – glimmer and gleam.
The views from Lingnan.

***

Come to Ghost Market
by the sea, before cock-crow;
rare treasures to find.

***

In silken nights near
Nam-Viet, vermilion tears
drip from red candles.

***

The Fire God’s realm-
vermilion, cinnabar, red;
mystic southern land.

 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

Inspired by the book “The Vermilion Bird: T’ang Images of the South” by Edward Schafer.

Cindy Medina

Cindy Medina

Cindy is a published poet who writes an average of one poem per day. She's also written five novel-length stories, is working on two others, and hopes to be an author very soon. Cindy resides in the Desert Southwest of USA with D, her husband since 1993.
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