Tuesday, 17 April 2007


Blossom, originally uploaded by Jonas Wiklund.

A sakura tree in bloom, Ise-shrine, sometime during the first days of April, 2007.

Of course it hurts when buds burst.
Otherwise why would spring hesitate?
Why would all our fervent longing
be bound in the frozen bitter haze?

Karin Boye. Translation by Jenny Nunn.

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