Monday, July 12, 2010

Flavor in Space: Ch 53

How will i leave this room with the sand colored walls?
How will I leave this city of the night?

At some time in the early morning, already the sky is bright. Through the window, slid wide open, I see the fog and clouds moving by. Wind rattles the window pane. I sandwich a paper crane between the window panes. The crane was made from poetry paper when I served tea to my friends here. Once garbage, now a crane, it softens the banging of old window panes.

Hours later, rain is falling in, dusting into the room. Outside, sheets of water pour down. Closing, now it's only heat and sweat that I feel, and a personal silence.

Swarms of dragon flies cluster by the towers of the Truth in Hope temple. The stones of the temple walls are not the usual beige, but almost brown and orange in places, wet, and glistening.

The clouds will break into the old roof of curved ceramic tile, the droplets finding their way through the boards will become rivulets, and old walls will be torn down into sandy mud. Is that the future of this house? I won't be here to see it?

On the other side of the galaxy, having passed by a thousand worlds, I'll land in one far away. And what then of this old room, where I have slept, and awakened. What of this city of the night?

17 comments:

懿綺懿綺 said...

喜歡看大家的文章,每篇都是一個故事,都是一種心情~~祝大家開心愉快............................................................

吳婷婷 said...

Prevention is better than cure.............................................................

明儒 said...

Man is not made for defeat. A mean can be destroyed but not defeated..................................................................

方偉白方偉白 said...

Prevention is better than cure...................................................

陳璇竹陳璇竹 said...

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淑娟淑娟淑娟 said...

不錯唷~我會常常來 >"<............................................................

艾周任 said...

永遠支持你呀!!!謝謝格主.................................................................

王金正偉彥君 said...

心中醒,口中說,紙上作,不從身上習過,皆無用也。.......................................................

子吳吳豪 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

淑倫惟芳 said...

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姜堯林智超玟 said...

老天爺賦予了強者的能力,就是要他比弱者多擔待..................................................

偉曹琬 said...

成功可招引朋友,挫敗可考驗朋友......................................................................

瑋洪洪洪洪洪婷 said...

happy to read~ thank you!............................................................

惠奇 said...

原來這世上能跟你共同領略一個笑話的人竟如此難得......................................................................

王辛江淑萍康 said...

enjoy your artical, thank you..................................................................

筱趙趙婷趙趙趙 said...

卡爾.桑得柏:「除非先有夢,否則一切皆不成。」共勉!.................................................................

苗承凡 said...

傻氣的人喜歡給心 雖然每次都被笑了卻得到了別人的心..................................................................