The grass does not refuse
To flourish in the spring wind;
The leaves are not angry
At falling through the autumn sky.
Who with whip or spur
Can urge the feet of Time?
The things of the world flourish and decay,
Each at its own hour. ~Li Po (cited: Trans: A Waley & B Li, The Poet Li Po. Project Gutenberg Ebook)
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I noticed your comment and Lao Tzu quote on Michael Scandling’s blog…and here is another wonderful quote, and a beautifully composed photograph.
Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading “wonderful quote and beautifully composed.” I have a deep gratitude for translators who bring writings such as these into my life.
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