Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - 1 June



Teaser Tuesday

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
I was searching the plain, riding with two horses,
In the stony fields east of the post-station, on a bank where bamboos sprouted,
After long winds and brief daylights, beneath the dreary stars,
Dampened by a black flag of cloud which hung in the empty night.

To right to left, in the air, in the earth, ghosts shrieked from wasted flesh.
The curds drained from my upturned jar, mutton victuals were my sacrifice.
Insects settled, the wild geese swooned, the buds were blight reddened on the reeds,
The whirlwind was my escort, puffing sinister fires.
A bit of a departure - this is part of the poem An Arrowhead from the ancient Battlefield of Ch'ang-p'ing by Li Po in the translation of A C Graham

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

I like the change of pace, poetry is brilliant and I do not see a lot of it anymore. Well done. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesdays-making-of-duchess.html

celi.a said...

Interesting and beautiful! Thanks for sharing that, and nice teaser choice.

If you'd like, you can check out mine here.