"Lotus Candle for Falun Gong" by Xiaoping Chen.‘Lotus’ by Catherine Huang The Society January 18, 2017 Beauty, High School Submissions, Human Rights in China 4 Comments Rising above the silt and murky mud, Clean and pure is the small pink bud, Supported by a supple stem of jade, Adorned with gleaming dew drops, crystal made. Elegant yet sweet this gentle bloom, Penetrating the bleak, surrounding gloom, Steadfast, and honorable heart unmoved, Its light fragrance adds to its tranquil mood. Were compassion to have a flower’s form Strong enough to brave an opposing storm, Humble, unaware of its noble grace, Then a lotus would surely fill this space. Symbolic of a Buddhist’s lofty realm, Gleaming atop a heavenly boat’s helm. Catherine Huang is a student at Fei Tian Academy of the Arts in upstate New York. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 4 Responses CAROL HERRING January 18, 2017 Exquisite images. I could paint it. Reply Christine Tessitore January 19, 2017 Beautiful!!! Joe T Reply Michael Dashiell January 20, 2017 You’re improving. It makes a fine description. Reply Debbie Johnson February 14, 2017 Beautifully descriptive imagery in this. I love the bloom coming through the gloom–what more could we ask for. Delightful poem, my friend. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.