Reflecting on the Rise

A poem
by Anca Mihaela Bruma
Tainan – The City of the Rising Phoenix!
Between the Sun
and the eye of an eagle,
where the eternal Beauty
returns by the flow of time,
there is Tainan,
the city of the rising Phoenix!
With its kaleidoscopic tableaux
and reflections of our Existence!
Bamboo leaves have been still whispering
the history of its transparent names,
with Lunyu sayings chiseled
in alabaster temples
about the crossing of the infinities
and the nothingness in the endless…
Between Confucian dreams
and butterfly purple orchids,
with every pastel sentiment
and sands of Time,
temporal echoes
and wise silences,
a story has been narrated
about the city of Tainan,
the Ascending Phoenix
with its infinite tails
and boundless fantasies.
It shines in parallaxes!
Where the rhythm of the soul
rises in feathered images,
with kaleidoscopic tableaux
and reflections of our Existence!
Educator, lecturer, performance poet, eclectic thinker, mentor with staunch multi-cultural mindset and entrepreneurial attitude, Anca Mihaela Bruma considers herself a global citizen, having lived in four continents. Her eclecticism can be seen in her intertwined studies, she pursued: a Bachelor of Arts (Romania) and a Master of Business Administration (Australia).
The author labels her own writings as being “mystically sensual”, a tool and path for women to claim their own inner feminine powers. She uses poetics as a form of literary education, self-discovery and social engagement.

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Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and books can be found. He is a Best of the Net and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Scott's poetry books include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015), Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016), Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016), and Poison in Paradise (Alien Buddha Press, 2017). Scott is a member of The Southern Collective Experience; he also serves as an editor for Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Blue Mountain Review, The Peregrine Muse, and Novelmasters.

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