…At The Grindstones











{September 22, 2010}   Summer is Just Beginning to Recede…

“Summer is just beginning to recede, as the star Antares

gradually moves toward the west.

The handle of the Dipper is moving toward

the Northern Palace.

A single leaf of the pheonix tree flutters down,

and everywhere a hint of autumn can be detected.

The evening clouds float idly as the stridulation

of the cicadas resounds.

The nighttime breeze is gentle as the coruscating

fireflies begin to fly.

On the Celestial Stairs the coolness of the night

is as clear as water;

Most appropriately, paintings of the Magpie Bridge

are suspended on high.

In Golden basins five sprouts are planted,

In alabaster towers banquets are prepared”

Chin P’ing Mei-  Vol 3 -Chapter 58

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Slamdunk says:

Excellent. Thanks for sharing.



Thank you, glad you enjoyed it!! 😀



Neel says:

I really like this one.

“On the Celestial Stairs the coolness of the night
is as clear as water;”

🙂



There are some amazing things in those books.. that really stopped me in my read and made me think- I guess that’s why they took forever to read!



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