Chrysanthemum Dew

how glorious young green leaves flash in the sun revealing new tenderness after glorious blossom a skylark sings the pheasant’s voice is the instrumental music following the dawn chorus a composition for two early summer rains falling so heavily they cover up the waterfall conjures rainbows and applause long after the thunderstorm passing through autumn […]

Of Age and Cherry Trees

inside the temple visitors cannot know cherries are blooming their ephemeral flowers blushing like youthful geisha the old woman a cherry tree blooming in old age is something to remember branches laden with blossom trembling in a brisk spring breeze what a sprout a dewdrop seeps down the nodes of generations of bamboo youthful innocence […]