Tuesday, September 06, 2011

the pagoda forest

red pandas laze in pink-pine trees
among inhabited bird houses

unpainted and weather worn
they were put up in bunches

ripe strawberries hatch from their roots
surrounding a calm, circular pond

where grey dirt turns to mud
and sticks to shoes like paste

you'll see a red and golden pagoda
floating aimlessly over the water

waiting patiently to be mounted
by bold visitors to this sacred place

1 comment:

TC said...


Happy to see that someone else appreciates red pandas.

(Well, they're not really pandas... or cats... but they certainly are a lovely flame-red.)