With Such Longing
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With Such Longing

Inside a bamboo garden, where I followed a red-crowned crane 
an exotic treasure of another sort held me spellbound 
seated upon the lawn, a courtesan beauty there did reign. 

Guilty, I stood beside a Lychee tree, expectations of arraign 
but she smiled with cherry lips, in pale blue she was gowned 
inside a bamboo garden, where I followed a red-crowned crane. 

A delightful scene of refined Chinoiserie, created quite urbane 
Lotus flowers, Jin of bonsai, beside the paragon were found
seated upon the lawn, a courtesan beauty there did reign 

Exquisitely she sat, blush on her cheeks, fragile as porcelain.
I longed to caress her coifed hair, cascading and unbound
inside a bamboo garden, where I followed a red-crowned crane. 

I feared death, for when she beckoned my heart was being slain. 
I bowed before the Eastern goddess in whose beauty I had drowned
seated upon the lawn, a courtesan beauty there did reign.

Worthy of gracing a palace, she and the Chinoiserie shall remain
no longer will I find her graceful figure on the ground
inside a bamboo garden, where I followed a red-crowned crane
seated upon the lawn, a courtesan beauty there did reign.


July 16th, 2017

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