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The Dragon's Poem

青龍詩

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The Azure Dragon soars in Chinatown’s skies,

Guiding us to a future where all boats rise.

Honor the land and uphold treaty,

The flow of culture will bring prosperity.

Poem written by Catherine Wang & William Lau

In Chinese mythology, the Azure Dragon of the East, known as Qing Long (青龍), is one of the Four Symbols representing the cardinal directions. The Azure Dragon is closely associated with the east and embodies qualities of vitality, wisdom, and benevolence.

 

According to legend, the Azure Dragon rules over the eastern quadrant of the universe, serving as a guardian and protector. It is often depicted as a majestic dragon with azure scales, symbolic of its connection to the heavens and the element of wood.

 

In Chinese culture, the Azure Dragon holds significant symbolism, representing growth, renewal, and auspicious beginnings. It is believed to bring prosperity and good fortune to those who honor and respect it, while also serving as a symbol of leadership and guidance.

 

Throughout history, the Azure Dragon has been revered as a celestial being, associated with the rising sun and the renewal of life. Its presence is often invoked in rituals and ceremonies to invoke blessings and ensure harmony and balance in the world.

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