The Pig and Rooster Painting
Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:06:20 PM
Roosters and pigs bustle in their silk scrolls.
As walls have ears, so verse dissolves in paint.
Who has a pure heart, and who has clear eyes?
How oft is the brotherly rooster blind,
And the pig's heart sees its dream come true?
The cocks stop crowing, the pigs stop oinking,
And the dragon hums its new song to spring.
Translated by Thomas D. Le
22 January 2005