Friday, June 12, 2009

Recalling the Blossoms After They've Scattered

Photo by Harold Davis

Aoba sae

mireba kokoro no

tomaru kana

chirinishi hana no

nagori to omoeba

Once I see
the new green leaves,
my heart may take to them too-
if I think of them as mementos
of blossoms that scattered

-Saigyo, Poems of the Mountain Home