I, Yellow Dragon, forged from Saturn, brought to Earth as an egg, retain my spirit in the heart of a dog. Content to find myself between seasons, directions, elements, and male-female aspects, I’m in the center, and part of all. I jump upon strangers with anxiety but also lick the face of a child crying at the park. My spirit is young and I’m ready to accompany any hero on a journey. Walking beside you, brave warrior, I’ll never leave your side until your hero’s work is done. Resting, I quietly return to the center hearth to conserve energy and peace of mind until the next hero’s journey. Remaining nameless, my name is not what I will be remembered by.
First summer’s Saturn
brought me to serve heroes —
resting in the center.
Amaya is the host of dVerse today. Amaya says:
Depending on your birth year, month, lunar month, or day, …systems attribute a dominant element to that time frame. Explore one or more of the above systems and then write a poem about or tangential to your element. You may also want to write a poem about the dance (or war) among all the elements as you view them within you (or without you.)
Based on the Chinese Five Element Theory link that Amaya included, the attributes in the above haibun (?) are a distillation of my Yang Earth Dog, created by Saturn, with the spirit of a yellow dragon.