Sunday, March 13, 2016

spring daybreak

spring daybreak

in spring eyes closed, not awake at break of day,
then aware of bird calls from all directions—
by night the sound of wind & rain drawing near:
blossoms have fallen: were they few or many?

Jack Hayes
© 2016
based on Meng Haoran:
chūn xiăo

Image links to its source on Wiki Commons:
墨梅圖  Ink Painting of Plum Blossoms:  Wang Mian - Scroll, Ink on paper. Yuan Dynasty: 1346

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