I wrote this to honor my wonderful trip to China in 2009. I am so grateful to the Du family, who hosted me. Thank you, Arthur, Aiping, and Brendan!
This poem combines my love for Tai Chi and my shamanic journeys. Both have nurtured my warrior spirit.
The Birth of Tai Ji
I'm learning the Sun Form from Dan Miller. Dan's instruction and story about Sun's life in Tim Cartmell's translation of Sun Lutang's book on Taiji inspired this poem. The book is A Study of Taijiquan by Sun Lutang.
My commentary follows the poem.