Simple Beauty | 20 Serene Pictures of Spring

2 May

A Spring View
Tu Fu (c. 750, trans. Witter Bynner, 1920)

Though a country be sundered, hills and rivers endure;
And spring comes green again to trees and grasses
Where petals have been shed like tears
And lonely birds have sung their grief.
…After the war-fires of three months,
One message from home is worth a ton of gold.
…I stroke my white hair. It has grown too thin
To hold the hairpins any more.

Simple Beauty | 20 Serene Pictures of Spring.

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