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chang chuan 8000 seasons

standing erect like crane

flash into action, shift left

block strike go

 

kick snaps-thunder lands

crane whips neck

snake strikes—shuto

dragon wakes

 

eagerness-not quite butterflies

energy bound-barely bound

gimme more-festering

try again—focus

 

pain grabs eagerness by the throat

squeezing and shaking the life away

still festering, wanting more

needing more—focus

 

wu te enlightenment

knowledge insatiable

can’t get enough

overload

 

8 points  8 paths

yin-light and quick

yang-dark and strong

yinyang one

 

seeking legs

36 chambers, chi filled

bursting point, need a key

eyes wide open, still can’t see

 

springing legs

reaching searching

guided by ancient spirit

can you hear it? can you feel it?

cat jumps to half moon
blindly guided  by dull glow
tiger front panther back
attack retreat  attack

 

tiger mouth open wide

grab hard-don’t let go

harnessed power

ready to flow

 

panther strikes

rapidly repeatedly

cornered-attack back

see all

 

strong serpent strikes

fast and tight

coils around neck, constricting

muscles crawl over life

 

dragon whips tail

powerful, quick, smooth

windmills on broken hinges

controlled chaos

 

graceful crane

frail balance

precisioned strike

return stationary

 

support the sky

hold it firm

hold it gently, don’t squeeze

 getting heavy—weary knees, focus

 

holding the heavy black kettle

compact desert

legs shaking, weary knees trembling

arms tiring back aching—focus