seeking spring’s arrival

Sending on ahead
My contemplated image of the form
Of remembered cherry flowers,
How many ranges have I vainly crossed
Taking for blossoms white clouds upon the peaks?
~Shunzei, Chūshū Eisô*

*Edited by: Miner, Introduction to Japanese Court Poetry, 110

3 replies to “seeking spring’s arrival

  1. That is such a lovely photo. Personally, though, I haven’t seen snow (in person) since 1984. Since then, I’ve lived in Florida, After 9 years I moved to San Diego where I have remained.
    Believe it or not, I’m also looking forward to spring, even here where the weather is very temperate.

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