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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Coloured prose with flowers and birds


Many months ago I included some of the writings of the charming and waspish Sei Shōnagon (清少納言) in my writings, and promised more. I gave some, but nowhere near as many as I would have liked. For reasons I won't attempt to explain, I thought I'd write a Pillow Book style of posting, composed of flower photos from my sister's garden (Jan's), and a few new bird photos from Maureen Watson, which Bruce sent me recently. (Butcher bird, parrots of our region - crimson {in the japonica bushes} and eastern rosellas, and black cockatoo.)

Just browse the flowers and birds, read these few lines from Sei Shōnagon and, as K D Lang once said, "Be pleased!"













All excerpts from Sei Shonagon The Pillow Book, Penguin Classics. (C. 11th Century CE.)

2 comments:

  1. This is my favourite blog posting so far.

    Julie

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  2. Thanks, Julie! Practically all due to the efforts of others! :) No, not even I believe that, quite. I have discovered a few things about formatting that might enhance later postings, now and again. It's just good to learn how to compensate for some loss of function with programs like Photoshop.

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