Rituals for Autumn [Oil on Canvas 16×20 Inch] © Omay Lee 2019

Autumn is like a surrender, to let the red leaves fall like a melancholic shedding, a time of composting and of homecoming, in order to re-ignite the inner fire of the soul. The odes of autumn are described in the following passage by the ancient poet Li Bai, who described the wind which wails in sorrow, and awakens the song of the jackdaw:

秋风清, 秋月明 , 落叶聚还散, 寒鸦栖复惊

Autumn wind whirls
Autumn wind wakes
Gusts fall on dead leave furls
Wakens forth as jackdaw quakes
© Omay Lee 2019

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