September 15th, 2020

Planting Pines

These hands have planted green pines,
two rows, or three.
I hear it's hard to grown them here,
beyond Kiangsi.
I'll have to wait to watch
them burgeoning glory...
But will there be a me
to see them then?
I cannot see them now
without that question.

Yuan Mei (1716-1798)