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Song Of The Forge
(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

Song Of The Forge

The forge-fire sets a glow in the heavens,
the hammer thunders, showering the smoke with sparks.

A ruddy smithy, the white face of the moon,
and the hammer, ringing down cold dark canyons.

Li T'ai-po
tr. Hamil

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Comments (2)

a vivid description. is there a deeper meaning? yes or no, the word-picture is enough to hold me and make me wonder. -glen kappy
...so vivid and picturesque ★