Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
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Poem -

Orchid and Rock

I have painted them in the same mild tones of grayish green.
        The orchid supports itself on its thin stem, under the arch
of a long, grasslike leaf.  The rock, moss-speckled, is suspended
in air, yet it keeps its composure. Each may represent whatever
you wish, though I have painted them from life, which has no
symbols.
       When speech comes from a quiet heart, it has the strength
of the orchid, and the fragrance of the rock.

    from "Four Watercolors by Tao-Chi"
   
Stephen Mitchell
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