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Breathing Fire, New Brighton Park, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Imagination ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #129

In the dimness
I saw a monster on my bed
But just a towel
In a jumble
A child’s mind
Trying to make sense

In reflections
I see a dragon breathing fire
But just a building
With a light on
Like the child
Imagination still at play

Should the day come
When I see only what’s there
No monsters, no dragons
Which I playfully must slay
How sad I will be
In a world so plain and grey

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Dragon Brazier, Kong Miao, Confucius Temple, Beijing, China

The Dragon is China

“The Dragon is China,” she told me.

I nodded an assent, then shook my head… paused. “What does that mean?”

She told me. I must still not have understood, because I’ve forgotten. Only the phrase is left. I couldn’t focus, and the image in my mind drifted away.

Like this photo of a dragon-handled brazier at Kong Miao, the Confucius Temple in Beijing. Ever so slightly, focussed too deep. And like a photograph, there is no way, hard as I’ve tried, to bring China fully into focus.