Bai Juyi

(772–846 / Taiyuan, Shanxi)

The Bloom is not a Bloom


Bloom not bloom
mist not mist
Night half come
heaven bright go
Come like spring dream how long time?
Go like morning cloud not find place The bloom is not a bloom,
The mist not mist.
At midnight she comes,
And goes again at dawn.
She comes like a spring dream -
how long will she stay?
She goes like morning cloud, without a trace.

Submitted: Thursday, August 09, 2012

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