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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.

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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.

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Poem:When I look down toward the beach, Image Gallery from the Irish coast.

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Images Of the Coast at Allihies, County Cork, Ireland
Irish Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Poem from the Irish coast line.

When I look down toward the beach,
the distant pier seems to stride
forward from the shining sea.
I like to look beyond,
to the bands of turquoise and blue,
an ocean painted in bold,
abandoned strokes.

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Why are we drawn to the waves?
Those elemental rhythms,
sounds and colours
of a primary world,
where sparse pointillist spots
busy themselves on
yellow-ochre sands.

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Some days the morning
unfolds through mists,
groynes spacing out
the distances along the strand,
until a final fade-out,
well before the sea
can meet the sky.

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Overhead, pterodactyl shapes
patrol against fresh patches
of blue. As I approach,
the blurred semblances
of buildings appear, rectangles
feathered violet or grey,
as if stepping off the cliff.

Images of Allihies : Nigel Borrington