Pomegranates

unknown 19th century parakeet pomegranate19th century, possibly French School

Pomegranates

It rained last night. The pomegranates,
Red and orange-red,
Have all burst open into flower.

Not to be comforted,
I sit in this cool pavilion
Set in a lotus lake
And under its glass-bead curtains wait
For my closed heart to break.

Sin Hum (1566-1628)
Translated by Graeme Wilson

Published in: on August 11, 2015 at 8:12 pm  Comments (5)  
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