06.08.2016

A poem inspired by the Fan-shaped landscape dishes (BATEA 922), 2nd floor 

Five ko-sometsuke fan shaped landscape dishesLate Ming dynasty, 1600-1644
Five ko-sometsuke fan shaped landscape dishes, Late Ming dynasty, 1600-1644

Bursting through branches, awakening crevasses

Lapping over rocks, splattered below

While carriers of Spring, flutter silent tendrils

Over silken peaks

A magisterial elegance, painting the monochrome scene

Surpassing the Willow in ghostlike splendour

Morning is here

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