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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Plum Blossom



The entire day I searched for spring but
spring I could not find,
In my straw sandals I tramped among the
mountain peak clouds.
Home again, smiling, I finger a sprig of
fragrant plum blossoms;
Spring was right here on these branches in
all of its glory!

Plum Blossom Nun, c.800
trans: Beata Grant

16 comments:

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Oh yes, I see the spring time. Lovely painting.

willow said...

Lovely spring thoughts!

Alaine said...

Hi Lizzy, that's reality! Thanks for coming by. Nights getting cooler where you live?

Alaine said...

Hello Willow, it's lovely to wander in the garden these spring nights.

Gypsy Purple said...

soooo lovely!!

Alaine said...

Hi Gypsy, the photo is spectacular with the mountain appearing through the cloud. The poem so simple; speaking volumes.

Susan said...

That is a gorgeous photo! Love the poem as well.

steven said...

alaine - it's so great to have a spring happening somewhere and to have it so beautifully shared!!! have a sweet spring day. steven

Tracy said...

Beautiful image and words for us today, Alaine... It grows cold here, I would love some spring now! Happy Day :o) ((HUGS))

Phoenix C. said...

I shall read this poem again on a dark winter's day!

Derrick said...

Hi Alaine,

Gorgeous photograph and nice words to go with it. If we could all have that view!

Gypsy Purple said...

Fabulous..fabulous!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Spring again and fall too. I liked this post.

Alaine said...

Glad to share it! Thanks for visiting!

Betsy said...

Happy spring to you! Beautiful photograph and poem..as you enjoy the spring, and we are in the midst of autumn! :)

Alaine said...

Hello Betsy, loved your Autumn photos too! I long for Autumn as, one month before Summer, we are sweltering in 30C heat already!