Jiangjiajie Mountain [Oil on Canvas 16×20 inch © Omay Lee 2023]
~ 詩經, 國風:秦風
Swiftly glides the falcon,
In the dense forests of the north.
The mountain slopes are clad with oaks,
Catalpas grow in the shaded ravines.
The mountain slopes are clad with marigold bush,
In the low marshlands wild pear trees grow.
~ From the Ancient Book of Songs (the Shijing) c.1046-256 BCE, The Airs of the States – the Odes of Qin