Passing by the Shrine of King Gongmin

Kinsley Lee

“Where could I find the shrine

Of King Gongmin?”, asked at pavements

Next to the ruins of Gwangheungchang,

Under the shadow of apartments.

At Gwangheung Hall, the old pagoda tree

Gazes downward, didn't carp.

While atop the high tree, a small bird,

Like listen to the sound of harp.

Though there're victories in northern expeditions,

To the land where he succeded the accomplishments,

But failure in internal renovations,

Which left the country the impediments.

By apartments, the hill where he once painted

Is now surrounded deeply,

And the world's changed, but the river flows,

And still portraits recite, quietly

(Apr. 13th, 2024, Kinsley Lee)

  • Author: Kinsley Lee (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 14th, 2024 10:23
  • Category: Short story
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  • Lorenz

    Quiet poetic tempo as usual !

    • Kinsley Lee

      Hi! Lorenz. Thank you for your kind comments. Have a nice day!

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