Great Green Elephant Back

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Across the great broad hinterland of China
sits a green leathery elephant back,
with turetted wall's watchtowers
yielding a view, valley-wide,

Here sat the ancient command post's garrison,
keeping guard over valley's boundaries,
spying for invading army hordes,
lighting a signal post to sound the alarm.

Till today, it sits, and waits,
ancient, green, fertile, silent
the valley of the elephant,
crowns the sky with it's leathery
elephantine wisdom.

Writing by Regina Stemberger

Photo "Gadancha Raja, Rajancha Gad" by flickrohit

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