Limerick: Once the Middle Kingdom’s top Concubine
Once the Middle Kingdom’s top Concubine*
Said to rule China through love combine
Dallying generals: O! Dear!
Forced Emperor to fear:
Eunuch strangled her at Buddhist shrine.
*Emperor Xuanzong’s Consort and his daughter-in-law,
Yang Guifei, 719-756 C.E.
© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2013