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A Hundred Birds
by L. G. Figgins
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A Hundred Birds is a Chinese myth about unyielding love. Yayuan is a woodcutter who finds a rooster in the woodpile and takes it home. The rooster turns into a beautiful women and she becomes Yayuan's wife. They were very happy together. Tusi, a Chinese official, is jealous and forcefully takes Yayuan's bride to be his concubine. As she is riding away she calls to Yayuan to make her a coat of the feathers of a hundred birds...

My lover cries across mountains
My lover bears the burden of my heart
for I am dying of sorrow in the yamun
Bring me the feathers of a hundred birds
Make me a coat of a hundred birds

I pass 99 mountains to gather feathers
I go through 99 rivers to make you smile
and free you from Tusi so you may return to me
I'll bring you the feathers of a hundred birds
I'll make you a coat of a hundred birds

Three hundred silver coins promised by Tusi
Three hundred silver coins
to the one who can make me smile
Bring me the feathers of a hundred birds
Make me a coat of a hundred birds

I am wearing the feathers of a hundred birds
I am wearing the coat of a hundred birds
I am here at the yamun to make you smile
I am here to free you so you may return to me
I am here to give you the coat of a hundred birds

You are here with the feathers of a hundred birds
You have come to free me from the yamun
My heart is soaring on the Mystical Winds
for now I can return to you
Now I can return to you and I am filled with joy

Give me the coat of a hundred birds, woodcutter
Help me put on the coat of a hundred birds
for it has made the Lady smile
The Lady has long been in sorrow
The Lady has long been in sorrow
and I wish to make her smile

You may wear the feathers of a hundred birds
I'll help you with the coat of a hundred birds
I am helping you with the coat
as I am piercing your heart
Piercing your heart as you have pierced mine
I am here to free my love and she will return to me

L.G. Figgins  2010

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Reviewed by Gerald Tate
WOW, Great piece, keep it up Lin.

Best, Gerry
Reviewed by Carol Grace
What a beautiful story. Great job.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Amazing story, art and needlework. I love how your bold writing with such "simplicity" and clarity endorses the finery of the garment somehow... I can imagine the darting and weaving of all those feathers and agile minds of those captured birds. The repetitions speak of their song: the urgency, the energy. Very vital writing here, Linda. Strong, confident and packs a powerful punch. Thank you, Kate xx
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Resplendent with the simplicity of innocent love we see in many early oriental works. Beautifully done LLin, thanks for sharing!

Reviewed by Ronald Hull
I love the coat. It looks native American.

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Great imagery in your poem, but I agree with Patrick, don't let Ed find out....giggle. Your words unfolded like a romantic legend. Very well done.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
This is a work of beauty. Just don't tell Mr. Ed. Patrick
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Andy Turner
Well told tale of bravery in the chin dynasty. Such a tale evokes thoughts of a martial artist fighting for his beloved, with nothing stopping him.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
beautifully written--captivating for sure!
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Captivating and left me awed...well done.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
A memorable tale that have the spirit of Chinese old poets, legends, myths and romance not getting old as a new poet will give a transfusion of life drawn from own inspiration.


Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Linda, not only is this wonderful writing, the imagery is beautiful!
Reviewed by Michelle Mead
What beautiful imagery! The repetition is almost prayer or chant-like, and adds to the cultural depth that you've created in this poem. Great work~ Blessings, Michelle
Reviewed by John Domino
Magnificant poetry! Amen to that!

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