Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lives of a Chinese Dragon (1 of 2)

Kiao, Kiao-lung,
Sounds of silverware
Dropped on pots
Plink, plank, plunk

Kiao, Kiao-lung,
From baby to adult
Dragon names -- not
Plink, plank, plunk

A thousand years go by:
From a jeweled egg comes
A baby dragon
Brilliant though the egg was,
The baby is as ugly
As a water snake

Nameless baby dragon
Frolics, playing, swimming about

Five hundred years pass by:
Baby dragon uglier still
Now a carp for a head
An ugly bottom feeding fish

Baby now named Kiao
Frolics, playing, swimming around

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