Endless China Blue

May 21, 2009
By Demi Chen BRONZE, Guilford, Connecticut
Demi Chen BRONZE, Guilford, Connecticut
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The rain had left
Light mist
To roam and flow among
Beds and rows of
Gleaming porcelain, white and
Curving
Like the sweeping of brushstrokes,
And with the smoothness of jade.

While their surfaces glinted and shifted
With emerging peonies and trailing dragon tails,
Glazed midnight blue amidst curling clouds,
Jasmine branches rose from their ceramic innards,
Fresh, fragrant, and foreign -
Utterly intoxicating.
I wanted the moment to last forever.

The author's comments:
Last summer, I had travelled to China to watch the 2008 Olympics. We stopped by Jingdezhen, the "porcelain capital of China," and the scene was absolutely enthralling, with rows upon rows of blue and white ceramic.

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