Tao Yuanming (Tao Chi'en) brings poverty to the peony, gifts compassion to flower and ant. Gardens adore color, abundance. Tao Yuanming sought language and landscape laid as bare as cold trees. He saw more at his eastern door than all the wonders of Kew. Stand at the edge of Lynden and look. Wild aster, buds swelling, foretell cold. Bold peonies seem a dream now.
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