Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Poem: "the jade rabbit"

the_vulture sent me a lovely long prompt about the rabbit in the moon, and then sponsored this poem.  This got me thinking about the moon, and flight, and loneliness, and the industrious rabbit up there working all night.  Then I found the Origami Mage wandering in the wilderness, and of course when a virtuous hero is in distress, unexpected aid tends to appear...

To read more about the Origami Mage, visit the "Serial Poetry" page on my website.

the jade rabbit

origami mage
wanders through bamboo forest
tired and hungry

high overhead floats
the jade rabbit in the moon
with his bowl of rice

it is his duty
to gather the sacred herbs
for the immortals

as he flies through the
heavens in the shining moon
all rabbits praise him

origami mage
folds him a clover blossom
goes to sleep hungry

in the morning, though,
a bowl of rice sits waiting
and she prays her thanks

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