Hope everyone is enjoying the various holidays celebrated around this time of year and all have a friend, a companion, perhaps family to spend time with.
Currently, I'm reading two books on classic Chinese love poetry. I hope to be taking a longer look at these in a future post, but, for now, here is a poem of love, from the Peter Pauper Press book, Chinese Love Lyrics, to go with the idea of peace. Enjoy.
Among the BamboosBring me no more flowers. Bring me
cypress branches in which to plunge my face.
When the sun has disappeared behind
The mountains I put on my robe of blue
With the thin sleeves and go and sleep
Among the bamboos she loved.Tu Fu
translated by Gertrude L. Joerissen
in night's winter rain
his parents' gate
translated by David G. Lanoue