Category Archives: Liuhebafa Moves

#21. Child Delivers Letter

 Dear Constable McCluskey,  I just wanted to thank you for your assistance with that little matter down at the park last week. The situation now appears to be resolved. I am sure it must all seem very silly to you … Continue reading

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#6. Replace Star with North Star

Gull sails up on spinnaker wings returning starfish to Orion This haiku of mine was recently published in the latest Cosmopoetry Project of Andrei Dorian Gheorghe. Andrei’s cosmopoetry projects combine cosmopoetry from around the world with astronomical images, this time in honour … Continue reading

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#17. Push Boat with Flow of Water

#17. Push boat with flow of water if you want to mend a cloth to preserve it, you must send a thread through a tiny hole in a needle called an eye if you want to replicate the world to … Continue reading

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#53. Yellow Dragon Turns Body

This poem is #53. Yellow Dragon Turns Body in my book Ride Backwards on Dragon: a poet’s journey through Liuhebafa. According to Five Element Theory (see move #14), this penultimate dragon of Liuhebafa represents the spleen by virtue of its … Continue reading

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#20. Water Running in High Mountains

Happy Earth Day, everyone! And especially you, Earth! Thanks for putting up with us all these years. I hope we can do better by you in the future than we have in recent months. As usual, I spent the morning … Continue reading

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#61. Rhinoceros Gazes At Moon

On March 19, the night before the vernal equinox, we had the rare treat of a Supermoon – the first one in nearly 20 years. I walked down to the oceanfront park near my home to do my Liuhebafa beneath … Continue reading

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#14. Green Dragon Stretches Claws

In honour of International Women’s Day today, we have the 14th move of Liuhebafa – Green Dragon Stretches Claws. This move references and stimulates the liver (green dragon), but also the spring-like awakening of female generative energy. The Green Dragon … Continue reading

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#39. Phoenix Faces Sun

Okay – to you and me it may just look like a “lowly” and somewhat homely American Coot (Fulica americana). But I suspect in its own universe, it is a Phoenix. We each create our own reality, afterall. Across cultures, … Continue reading

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