Pear, Flowering

Pyrus calleryana

Tang-dynasty poet Liu Fangping

"Spring Aversion

"Through lacework windows the sun sinks, fading into the yellow dusk.

In her golden chamber there is nobody to see the tear-streaked scars.

Hushed and desolate, the vacant courtyard; spring will be late

.Pear blossoms inundate the ground; the gate will not open.

"With twilight passing her silken window,

She weeps alone in her chamber of gold;

For spring is departing from a desolate garden,

"And a drift of Pear-petals is closing a door."   -Bynner & Kiang, Jade Mountain

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