diao chan* at rotunda dr. carlos a. correa paes d’assumpção (song yusheng yuanxing di)

neon light ©papa osmubal

neon light ©papa osmubal


diao chan* at rotunda dr. carlos a. correa paes d’assumpção

(song yusheng yuanxing di)
hilda tam

good days are gone
old now

this one of four beauties
the mid-autumn legend

neon lights dye the stage
but she is no more spotlit

the pitying moon hides
from fireworks

fumes eat away rouge

a paper lantern
lit by light within
and still she sighs
for the gleam of glory


* Diao Chan— one of the ‘four beauties’ of Chinese legend.

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