Monday, July 25, 2011
(Still Life with Apples by Paul Cézanne, 1839-1906, French
“‘Stay’ is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.” ~ Amos Bronson Alcott, father of Louisa May Alcott, the writer of Little Women
SITTING AT NIGHT
A quiet valley with no man’s footprints,
An empty garden lit by the moon.
Suddenly my dog barks and I know
A friend with a bottle is knocking at the gate.
~ Ŏm Ŭi-Gil, seventeenth-century Korean poet