A bamboo sprout
Picked too soon-
It would bloom in glory
But for man
~Issa (trans: N Yuasa: The Year of My Life)
In the above haiku, Issa has written about imaginary blossoms. Yuasa notes that bamboo sprouts are harvested when they are young and soft and that they bear no flowers even if they are left to grow. After: “alternative facts” Before: “imaginary blossoms”
10 replies to “black & white sunday: after and before”
Wow, both images are gorgeous in such different ways. The first is all about form and light, the second is a beautiful colour abstract.
Thank you…I find it amazing to see the abstract within macro images of nature
Love the contrast between the color and black and white. The truth is the truth, period. My imaginary orchid blooms are not the soul satisfying and beautiful real blooms.
I appreciate your comment. I have spent a bit of time contemplating your words and have found that, for me, real blooms are often times the seeds of my imagination.
Wow, these images are breathtaking Brenda!
Thank you…positive words nourish my creative endeavors.
Incredibly beautiful. Thank you, Brenda!
Thank you…positive feedback is a wondrous gift.
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