Skimming Stones
by Yingcai

A pond
Reflecting the world around
By its edge
Two young girls
Sharing their love tales

The spirited flower-like maiden
Flicks her hand
A stone
Gracefully pirouettes
Etching four or five circles across the surface
Scattering and intersecting
Stirring the pond's facade

The demure blossom
Swings her hand
A stone
Straight and true
Into the pond's heart
A ripple unfurls upon the surface
The stone nestled within the pond's embrace
Ripples reach all four shores

In the mirrored vista
Rosy dawn aflame
A sky so vast


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