Saturday, April 26, 2008

Twilight blossoms, said Princess Haiku, in our dreams....

A wonderful article on truth and beauty.


daydream said...

I love your blog and those pictures of Sakura trees are amazing. I find the Japanese cherry blossoms one of the most beautiful plants.

Princess Haiku said...

Thanks, daydream and glad that you stopped by. I wasn't sure what kind of trees they were and glad that I know now. They are growing in Northern California.

daydream said...

Well they seem like the Japanese charry blossoms or at least close to them. I am not very good at botany, even though I would want to be.

d. chedwick bryant said...

They are gorgeous--love the circle/halo in the center pic. we could ask Dan the Tree Man... he would know.

They look edible! spring is so pretty!

Anonymous said...

how lovely your trees as they bloom fragrant cherry blossoms .... and like snow they fall when they have completed their journey -

remember Memoirs of a Geisha ??

I have downloaded the discourse on truth and beauty to read later when I am more focused ...

I always find beauty and a stretching of my mind when I visit the princess!

Ahhh... I see you have taken your ghostly carriage out for a Sunday drive- enjoy ...

lady blue

Raw Food Diva said...

I can smell those blossoms through my screen.

Princess Haiku said...

Cats are not supposed to snack on florals, Ched.

Princess Haiku said...

You are such a poet, Blue.

White Rose said...

Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms,
On Meadow-hills and dale,
As far as you can see.
Is it a mist, or clouds?
Fragrant in the morning sun.
Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms,
Flowers in full bloom.

Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms,
Across the Spring sky,
As far as you can see.
Is it a mist, or clouds?
Fragrant in the air.
Come now, come,
Let’s look, at last!

~Japanese folk song~

These Photos are lovely!

cbb said...

Princess, it seems some kind of cosmic coincidence that I would read in Sikka's article reference to Plato, whom I had just (largely sophomorically) referenced in my last blog post. The article itself is a fascinating one (although it challenges me to employ my brain in ways I have let lie dormant for too many years).

I will need to read, and re-read it, several more times, but what I tentatively like about it is how it supports one aspect (there are many) of the spirit of your blog: like Sikka says about Heidegger, you "reopen the possibility of interpreting beauty in terms of revelation, while being neither naive nor sentimental."

Thanks for pushing the frontiers of my intelligence - please be sure to pass along other challenges!

goatman said...

I love the spring poetry.
Everyone seems to be enlightened!

lotusgreen said...

how beautiful are these photos, princess. are they magic?