Thursday, October 28, 2010

South of the Clouds

          Sauropod Dinosaur precursor skeleton found, October 2010
          Lufeng, Chuxiong, Yunnan (South of the Clouds)

Under this slate sky
Among these ancient fields

That we Miao have claimed
And tried to keep

The Han and the Manchu
From occupying

Where we have fought
Bled and died

In many battles
Are buried

Sauropod that have lain unseen
Under the flood plains

For these two hundred
Million years

Sauropod, Miao, Manchu
Han, we're all just tiny islands

Among those archipelagos of clouds
Floating over these wide plains

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