The Pagoda Rises

in a blur of light

crisp nanoseconds

capture the movement

of that which we normally think of 

as stationery


dancing dragons 

play on the roof

when we see between

moments of time

the pagoda rises


by pathways of invisible light

 The building in this photo is a pagoda on a hill in 天河 Tien He , the Heavenly River – a newer suburb of Guangzhou. It is inside a complex named 颐和山庄Yi He Shan Zhuang, or the Summer Palace. (Astute Readers may get the connection:) )

Author: Debbie

immersed in the ancient culture of china, and its constantly changing facades.... a traveller through time and space landing in suzhou of the 21st century.... australian by birth, traveller by nature, mother of a beautiful ten-year-old

8 thoughts on “The Pagoda Rises”

  1. Thanks Mabel. I love blurry pics – I think they capture something ephemeral – don’t know why everyone hates them so much.
    I took this shot years ago, before leaving Guangzhou. I kept clicking because I really wanted to capture that pagoda at night, it was so beautiful.
    In the end, I got lots of blurry pics. And i love them. 🙂
    thanks for stopping by.


    1. hi Del, lovely to see you here on Spaceship China!
      the poetry is in the images themselves, and yes, i added the words 🙂
      glad you like my dancing dragons!


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