Magpie #40

Bride’s Price

picture courtesy of Willow at Magpie Tales.

monkey king steals passionfruit

Indian peafowl dances his desires

gold and pearls are gifts of the goddess

rich silk houses even greater riches

decadent and seductive gifts can join nations

kingdoms united with the gold

engagement gift or the price of a bride

wedding finery  gaudy and grandiose

closes a solid political deal


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