According to the oracle bones and cracked tortoise shells of Shang Dynasty divination (1700-1270 BCE), there exists 10 suns (Celestial Stems) and 12 moons (Earthly Branches).
The Chinese characters (oracle script) for these comprise some of the earliest examples of a written system of tracking time as a cycle.
In dreaming of these suns and moons and the never-ending spiral of time, FlowPoetry presents these ten poems loosely based on the notion of the time-transcendent rhythm of words. We hope you enjoy the tenth and final installment of this ten-part series.(more…)