Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015: Day 29


What I remember best are lanterns:
Lanterns on the water on the fourteenth day
Of the lunar month
Drifting, heart’s-flicker-radiant
Downstream on the currents.

When I was here last, I too put a lantern
Into the water, and a wish -
But the flame snuffed out.

I am returning, oh river
To set my wish adrift again
Amidst the coloured nebulae of lanterns
Reflections quivering like butterflies
Upside down, under your tranquil surface.

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