Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Poetry Wednesday--Jakushitsu

Living in the Mountains
by Jakushitsu Genko (1290-1367)

Neither seeking fame
nor grieving my poverty
I hide deep in the mountain
far from worldly dust.

Year ending
cold sky
who will befriend me?

Plum blossom on a new branch
wrapped in moonlight

4 comments:

TACParent said...

Oh, I would love to see a plum blossom in moonlight. I have seen buds on the trees. Spring is coming!

Your word verification is: lenti ... makes me yearn for some of your warm homemade lentiL soup. : )

Dymphna said...

Isn't that a gorgeous image? I imagine it to be plum-colored, although I'm sure it isn't. But a plum-colored blossom in the moonlight would be a beautiful painting!

You are more than welcome to come visit. I can make you some soup with delicious and beautiful yellow lentils.

Michele said...

aah.. a poem to salve the winter blues. my friend, you're truly a gem amongst gems.

Dymphna said...

Thank you, Michele!

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