Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn
By Wu Men (Hui-k’ai)
(1183 – 1260)
English version by Stephen Mitchell
Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.
Thank you to Ivan at Poetry Chaikhana for his on-going offerings. I am continually enriched.
Image from Ian McQuarrie , a friend on and off Facebook.