Cherry Blossom — Angelart Star

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Cherry blossom in bright spring

Peaceful dancing petals for pure elegant girl

Eternal dreamy mind smiles secretly

Vibrant spirit harmonizes with hopeful gentle heart

Gorgeous undying love shines by floral magic

via Cherry Blossom — Angelart Star

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North Sydney

Powerhouse

Powerhouse

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Sunset in Peru

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

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Peace

White Rose

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Butterfly calypso

Rice paper or tree nymph butterflies

Rice paper or tree nymph butterflies

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As light clouds drift above

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

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Plaisir d’amour

White-Lotus-Flower-Exposed-to-Sunlight-Wallpaper

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Hokusai paints to a gentle bossa

Hydrangea and Swallow, Katsushika Hokusai, n.d., Guimet Museum, Paris

Hydrangea and Swallow, Katsushika Hokusai, n.d., Guimet Museum, Paris

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Birds in bamboo

Birds Flying Through Bamboo, Shr Han, silk brocade mat, n.d.

Birds Flying Through Bamboo, Shr Han, silk brocade mat, n.d.

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The moon, my shadow, and I

Fishing Boat Anchored on a Moonlit Night, by Bai Jin, (1388-1462)

Fishing Boat Anchored on a Moonlit Night, by Dai Jin (Tai Chin, 1388-1462)

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Alone and Drinking Under the Moon

by Li Bai (Li Po) 701-762

Amongst the flowers I

am alone with my pot of wine

drinking by myself; then lifting

my cup I asked the moon

to drink with me, its reflection

and mine in the wine cup, just

the three of us; then I sigh

for the moon cannot drink,

and my shadow goes emptily along

with me never saying a word;

with no other friends here, I can

but use these two for company;

in the time of happiness, I

too must be happy with all

around me; I sit and sing

and it is as if the moon

accompanies me; then if I

dance, it is my shadow that

dances along with me; while

still not drunk, I am glad

to make the moon and my shadow

into friends, but then when

I have drunk too much, we

all part; yet these are

friends I can always count on

these who have no emotion

whatsoever; I hope that one day

we three will meet again,

deep in the Milky Way.

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