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Cloud & Ground

December 14, 2015
By LifeLeader PLATINUM, Roanoke, Virginia
LifeLeader PLATINUM, Roanoke, Virginia
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How dare a commonwoman praise me!

Who doesn't even have the time to grind her own coffee beans

A ragged, stray cat with no pedigree

I'd rather she insult me than bow at my feet



I know it is a new season when his coat colors change

but I reamin autumnal year-round

how I wish I could put his beauty on paper

but I am but an illiterate peasant 

The author's comments:

This is a poem in the cloud-dwelling man's perspective and one in a commonwoman's perspective in response to chapter 290 of Sei Shonagon's "Pillow Book"

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