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This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] kengr. It belongs to the Origami Mage series.


"seat of the moon tree"


at garden's center
stone bench under sacred fig
waits for the moonrise

tradition awards
the best student this honor:
seat of the moon tree

this year there are two --
equal in skill and magic --
how will teachers choose?

in the end, nothing:
neither of them is chosen,
no honor given

the two best students
are unready for power
blaming each other

the moon rises and
shines upon an empty bench,
an abandoned tree

origami mage
seeks her own way in the world,
leaving school behind

kirigami mage
does not quite know what to do,
wandering aimless

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Date: 2018-01-04 01:24 am (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
Damn....

And yet, it occurs to me that I grok kirigami mage's problem. Patted on the arse and set loose in the world half-trained...

AH!!! And YOU, Milady, have taught me the solution. If the younglings aren't ready, this is the fault of the *master*, and their place to *fix*, rather than just shoving the student out the airlock. But some are scared, and some are arrogant, and some jus' plain don't know no better.

Thank you. This was not an easy poem, but I needed it.... and its epiphany.

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Date: 2018-01-04 04:08 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Huh. I thought of Star Wars, too - the half-trained apprentice(s) sent on their way is pulling hard on some feels I have in that direction.

>> the two best students
are unready for power
blaming each other <<

I think they're missing the root of their conflict, and under whose eyes?

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