Sunday, April 9, 2017

Xian Yao (Immortality Elixir)

Nick seeks the Elixir
XIAN YAO (IMMORTALITY ELIXIR)

At winter's end
Residing in Santa Cruz County
In year of Cassini's plunge into Saturn
My physician prescribes
Yang Forest Amber
For melancholy.

One taste:
My pains recede
Like morning mist
Upon Two Bar Creek.

Two taste:
My sluggish brain dissolves
Pops, prances, flies like sparrow.
I grow sly, wise
Observant as a child.

Three taste:
I rise to heaven as music
I sing to my supper, laugh at my woes.
Wellness flooding my being
Overflowing my banks


I cry:
Doctor, Doctor
No more medicine please.
Three taste make me
already 
One with the Immortals.

3 comments:

Greg said...

Nick,

You're getting better at this. Just right!

Jungle Girl said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpx_VXRG_qc

nick herbert said...

Nasty, nasty, nasty jungle lass!