Blogger Review: The Dresser Takes on the Exhibit and Composes a Poem

Taken from the blog of a National Geographic Museum Fan:

THE WAR AGAINST DEATH

The emperor of the Qin
dynasty pursued life ever
enduring,
…………….. dispersed emissaries
to commandeer the elixir
of immortality.
………………………Sooth-
sayers decreed, “to be a true
man, one who would never
die, one who could fly
through clouds and air,
the emperor must guard his
whereabouts.”
……………………..So he became a
ghost floating through secret
passages in his palace, ordering
the death of any subject who slipped
and said, “I saw him in the garden. I
saw him in his chambers.”
………………………………………Just in case,
he assembled all the potters of his empire
to form and fire a terra-cotta army,
…………………………………………………….generals
six feet tall, horses in full battle
dress, one thousand foot
soldiers–everyone
a unique face,
……………………..bowmen with working weapons.
If he had to go into the unknown to wage
this battle, he would not depart alone.

by Karren L. Alenier
from Looking for Divine Transportation

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