Red Dust

This cauldron carries the mist
Of a hundred singing spirits
Who wrap around
Entwined in a halo
The heavens and the earth
The sun and the moon
As we breathe the dust
To inhabit a world
Of darkness and light
Clinging on
For ten thousand years
Dissolved in a drop
And an ocean that never ends
Frank Watson
Inspired by an anonymous Chinese poem, “Water Dragon Song” (水龍吟 此下原有水龍吟算來浮世一首、寥廓)

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