When the Sun Kissed the Plateau

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The gentle sunshine kissed the gray earth,
and the warm breeze melted away, yet once again,
the snow that had lingered over the mountain slopes.


And everything growing responded to the cuddly gesture;
the pear trees­ and the apricot put on their new clothes
and released their own power in mass blossoms.
The lilacs sniffed and radiated the scent through pastel violet blooms.
And the dainty little perennials too have fair their fashion,
glowing and smiling with their vivid faces.


The ash-colored sky shifted into an ocean of blue.
The herdsmen shed their warm sheepskin robes,
and the grassland started painting into a tinge of green.
The farmers plowed, seeded into the misted, softened soil.
And the nine-combined river raised her singing pitch
to cheer up the tired valley.

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And the ground is finally free to continue its work.
The Yartsa Gunbu [1] will soon poke their heads above the earth.
The highlands will soon be carpeted with lush grass,
wildflowers amongst where yaks can roam.
And the farmland will soon again be high art,
an amusement of wheat, barley, rapeseed, and flax,
until its golden reach.


Begin afresh.
If ever there were better new beginnings than springtime,
where beings can hope and dream wild,
as if the sun’s kiss banned the winter rude, for good.


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[1] Yartsa Gunbu (དབྱར་རྩྭ་དགུན་འབུ), Ophiocordyceps sinensis, a fungus


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6 Responses to When the Sun Kissed the Plateau

  1. peggygilbey814628432 April 22, 2015 at 7:21 PM #

    Dearest Jolma, what a spectacular sentiment on spring. A very beautiful poem filled with opportunities on blooms of reflection and new beginnings.

    • Jolma April 22, 2015 at 10:04 PM #

      Thank you for your kind words, Peggy. I didn’t plan but it turned out to be a bit poetic, so there you go. Your thoughts are always appreciated.

  2. Chad April 23, 2015 at 9:19 AM #

    A wonderfully uplifting sentiment during a spring week that saw snow in WI. Thanks, Jolma 🙂

    • Jolma April 23, 2015 at 10:43 AM #

      Thank you, Chad. Spring arrives earlier in Rebgong of Tibet than the US Midwest. Marvelous time in my hometown.

  3. Sara Kingsley April 24, 2015 at 8:29 AM #

    I, too, am so glad to see the spring flowers.

    • Jolma April 24, 2015 at 11:28 AM #

      Thank you for stopping by, Sara. Happy Spring!

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