Sky Chalice.

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Sky Chalice.

Ye ask why stay I
upon this green height?
Smiling, I cannot confess
how here my heart rests,
like a peach blossom
on the bosom
of a stream:
In heaven on earth,
why return to the world?

Text ©2016 Christine Plouvier
After Question and Answer on the Mountain, by Li Po (701 – 762) .
Thanks to Robert Okaji for revealing another inspiring work by this master!

Photo: Twelve Bens’ Six Peaks, by Misik Péter, via Wikimedia Commons

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