Saturday, December 01, 2012

Welcome, December

Winter landscape painted on a folding fan by an unknown artist, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Metropolitan Museum


I was surprised my quilt and pillow were cold,
I see that now the window's bright again.
Deep in the night, I know the snow is thick,
I sometimes hear the sound as bamboo snaps.

Bai Juyi (China, 772846)