Our dear friends, Alison and Bo Jia, from Middle Kingdom, sent us this lovely poem that we had to share with our readers. This creative couple has introduced a new series of vases and bowls inspired by the reclusive Tang Dynasty poet Han Shan (“Cold Mountain”), who was know for his eccentric simplicity and love of nature.
sitting on top of a boulder
the gorge stream icy cold
quiet fun holds a special charm
fogged-in on deserted cliffs
a fine place to rest
the sun leans and tree shadows sprawl
while I view the ground of my mind
a lotus comes out of the mud
– Han Shan, 8th or 9th century AD, translated by Red Pine
(Copper Canyon Press, 1983)
Wishing you a week filled with quiet fun!
Photo from Home Accents Today