A Dream Journey to the Peach Blossom Land: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis – Pavasaris IV Whatever they know, the thorns of the bitter orange trees are busy stitching final touches in gowns fitted for the apples at their ends. They must be finished before they are picked. Ah, what sin is there in youth? Autumn has already tasted their sweetness; life’s promises are already fleeing the season on big, backward steps. - Song Ch’an-ho, “Orchard with a Hedge of Bitter Orange Trees” Charles Becker – Harvest Glow And over this death-stricken scene the chequered light of the late-autumn sun which filtered through every crack and cranny… Read more

A Dream Journey to the Peach Blossom Land:


Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis – Pavasaris IV

Whatever they know, the thorns of the bitter orange trees are busy stitching final touches in gowns fitted for the apples at their ends. They must be finished before they are picked.

Ah, what sin is there in youth? Autumn has already tasted their sweetness; life’s promises are already fleeing the season on big, backward steps.

- Song Ch’an-ho, “Orchard with a Hedge of Bitter Orange Trees”


Charles Becker – Harvest Glow

And over this death-stricken scene the chequered light of the late-autumn sun which filtered through every crack and cranny in the earth-bound roof began to fade, and the earth itself, heavy with lush, intoxicating odours from plants and creeping flowers, slowly darkened and disappeared from the view with all its vast and secret loveliness.

- Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay, Pather Panchali


Tosa Mitsuoki – Flowering Cherry With Poem Slips

Let us live, my love,
Let us live in the Green Mountain.
With figs and grapes
Let us live in the Green Mountain.

On the way to the sea
I brew strong wine in a round jar.
Leaven, gourd-shaped, begs me to stay here.
Wherefore?

- Anonymous (ca. 11th-Century Silla), “Song of the Green Mountain”

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