Tuesday, November 8, 2016

flower, no flower

flower, no flower

flower, no flower;
mist, no mist—
midnight arrives;
daybreak departs—
arriving like a springtime dream how many times
gone like morning clouds with no fixed place

Jack Hayes
© 2016
based on Bai Juyi:
huā fēi huā

Image links to its source on Wiki Commons:
Branch of Flowering White Jasmine: Zhao Chang; ink and color on silk.
early 12th century.
Public domain.

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