Insects

Odes of the Mayfly [Oil on Canvas 16×20 Inch] © Omay Lee 2020

The Ancient Chinese Book of Poems – The Shijing
蜉蝣之羽、衣裳楚楚。
心之憂矣、於我歸處。

The delicate mayfly’s wings
Flutter like splendid robes that caress
The transience of life, the heaviness of the heart
Should we let them enter with us?

Odes of the Mayfly – Oil on Canvas [16×20 Inch] © Omay Lee 2020

We share a common fate with the creatures, the insects, all that is living around us. To see the transience of all life, what common ground can we seek to restore harmony?

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