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Green Mountain

When Rhododendron Bloom at the Vee 2
The Comeragh Mountains, Tipperary, Ireland
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Green Mountain

– Li Po. Translated by: A. S. Kline’s

You ask me why I live on Green Mountain ?

I smile in silence and the quiet mind.
Peach petals blow on mountain streams
To earth and skies beyond Humankind.

When Rhododendron Bloom at the Vee 11.

You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain?

I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care.
As the peach-blossom flows down stream
and is gone into the unknown,
I have a world apart that is not among men.

Green Mountain 1

7 responses

  1. A lovely poem, Nigel. And of course your images are beautiful, as always. 🙂

    March 5, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    • Hello Sharon 🙂 🙂

      Thank you , very pleased yo enjoyed both the Poem and the images 🙂 🙂

      March 5, 2014 at 5:21 pm

  2. Perfectly wonderful. In fact, perfect.

    March 5, 2014 at 10:26 pm

  3. Beautiful images and words – very evocative. : ))

    March 5, 2014 at 11:21 pm

  4. Heart achingly beautiful.

    March 6, 2014 at 2:08 am

  5. I understand why you live on Green Mountain. A beautiful poem and images Nigel 🙂

    March 6, 2014 at 11:54 am

  6. What I wouldn’t give to see some green. … Lovely images. 🙂

    March 6, 2014 at 12:21 pm

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