Day 074 – Great Green Elephant Back
Great Green Elephant Back

Across the great broad hinterland of China
sits a green leathery elephant back,
with turreted 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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