fire, water, tree, gold, ground,"
Say Kanji calligraphy in clay slabs.
Red-hot clay sections smothered in sawdust
And doused in water,
Froze the copper in crackled green glaze.
Nu Kwa came to the valley of the wide Hwag Ho
And made the golden people
Out of rich golden earth.
Later came a time of great chaos,
Fires raged and waters brought floods.
Nu Kwa patched the heavens with colored stones.
She smothered the blazing fires
And piled the ashes high
To tame the flooding waters.