GOLDEN FIELD OF LUOPING, YUNAN: A SONNET
Sea of green plots sunbath in the valley;
Karsts scatter across fields stand as sentry.
With buzzing bees, wind waves across meadows;
River ripples, scenes shape fairy windows.
Verdant serpentine hills with farmhouses;
View on terraced peak, stony showpieces.
When canola blooms, grasp golden glitter.
Ride on bamboo raft, feel the calm wonder.
As they row, pride of irritation told;
Harken, sound of cascade capture your hold.
Tourists flock here during harvest season;
Savour Buyi cuisine in this garden.
Countryside travels offer much delight;
Return to nature, joy with clear skylight.
I have never been to Luoping, though I have visited Yunan. Michael Lai excellent pictures fascinate me, and inspire me to get some details from the web to compose this sonnet. Thanks to Michael.