AuthorsDen.com  Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Deborah Frontiera, iSandi Schraut, iTina Tessina, iJansen Estrup, iJacob Taylor, iHank LeGrand, iJames Brandt, i
  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

richard lloyd cederberg

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 153 titles
· 1,804 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: May, 2006

   Sitemap
   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

Books
· Between the Cracks

· A Monumental Journey - first edition cover

· Beyond Understanding

· The Underground River

· In Search of the First Tribe

· NEW THIRD EDITION available now @richardlloydcederberg.com


Short Stories
· Penelope and Peter bond; she enjoys a Cuban Cigar

· Doorway...

· high desert winds...

· asylum...

· a small safe vessel...

· sandcastles...

· a reluctant letter (because I care)

· deaf and blind...

· seagulls and angels...

· Instead of...


Articles
· Is your literary work being exploited?


Poetry
· Withdrawn...

· that morning along the mezzanine...

· a season of singing...

· Christmas (hope)

· mismatched envelopes...

· descent down a dark hole (laughing)

· Hail Caesar...

· I'll bid thee farewell...

· (both) the life and beat of dreams...

· it was more than I deserved...

         More poetry...
News
· richard lloyd cederberg

· richard lloyd cederberg

· richard lloyd cederberg

richard lloyd cederberg, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

  remembering Cai Wenji...
by richard lloyd cederberg
Monday, August 06, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

Share   Print   Save Become a Fan


Recent poems by richard lloyd cederberg
•  Withdrawn...
•  that morning along the mezzanine...
•  a season of singing...
•  Christmas (hope)
•  mismatched envelopes...
           >> View all 126




"Don't say women are dull and not heroic. I've come east alone, riding the winds for a thousand leagues. My poetic imagination ranges far and wide, as freely as a sailboat on an open sea.”... Qiu Jin, poet, essayist, feminist and revolutionary martyr…

A brilliant but stifled talent; Cai Wenji was a poet/composer from the Han Dynasty

A portion of her works - "the eighteen laments" - is available through Google Books.


in remote green mountains,
a vague sound of distant flutes
drift within a lingering rain

gently a lotus flower opens
as it is touched by
slivers of warming sunlight

reaching for what is,
for what is hoped for,
for the unseen,
without end, waiting to taste
the one word of always;

beggars in
shadowy rags seek
to inhale the freshness
of peach blossom pools, where
life is lighter than a cloudless heaven, and,
where one woman’s work lingers yet in
a scent of jasmine



richard lloyd cederberg
                     



Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/19/2012
a lovely bouquet Richard
fragrant with beauty

Yucca Baskets & Bee Balm
Vickie

Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 8/9/2012
this is pretty to imagine the flute so softly against the rain, so glad you shared this r.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/7/2012
I can picture the landscape, the sights and the sounds of a quieter time when a woman's muse was not appreciated.

Ron
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 8/7/2012
Richard ~
Unique her beauty as the distant notes of the flute charmingly intrigues the heart. Your poem portrays majesticly as a butterfly flutters to the lotus flower and peach blossoms. The essence
of Jasmine sweetly pure as a pearl.

Always,
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Odin Roark 8/7/2012
Lovely sentiment for an artist that continues giving as the younger set learn--not by coercion to sit through an art class, such as in too much America, but through love of embedded cultural appreciation and youthful aspiration. As happens so often with Eastern poetry, they are able to address common elements, i.e., lotus and peach blossom, and avoid any semblance of sentimentality and the Hallmark syndrome. Thank you for the poem and the reference.
Reviewed by Asa Seeley 8/7/2012
a forgotten star whose light cannot be extinguished...ever. thanks for share.

asa
Reviewed by Connie Faust 8/6/2012
I think magnificent, but it seems too heavy a word for lines that altogether are "lighter than a cloudless heaven." May I just echo Roger's compliments below? Amazing writing, Richard!

Connie
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 8/6/2012
...delicate, exotic, quixotic and calm... these lines vista forth an array of endless horizons... solid as they are sensual... evocative as evanescent highlights on an Asian eyeliner... rare and radiant, redolent of riches amid the penury of a perchance hand extended in a foreign land... fine form, friend... fine form...

Roger

Books by
richard lloyd cederberg



Between the Cracks

Buy Options
Kindle, Nook, Amazon, more..




NEW THIRD EDITION available now @richardlloydcederberg.com

Buy Options
Nook, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




In Search of the First Tribe

Buy Options
Nook, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




The Underground River

Buy Options
Nook, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




Beyond Understanding

Buy Options
Nook, Amazon, more..




A Monumental Journey - first edition cover




Popular
Poetry
(Poetry)
  1. distant drama and mended wounds
  2. Hands On Arms Around
  3. Ruby Red
  4. Words Will Never Express How Lucky I am to
  5. Love is Like a Flower
  6. A Little Drop of Rain
  7. Withdrawn...
  8. A Poem In MInd
  9. fettered footprints
  10. G R A S S
  11. You Don’t Know Me
  12. Blood Of A Slave, Heart Of A King
  13. In Sleep
  14. The Liar
  15. A Transition To Metempsychosis
  16. A Noble Lady
  17. Faith, Courage, Wisdom, Strength, and Hope
  18. Line Of Art
  19. A Husband, A Father & Friend
  20. It's Simple

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.