Around this time last year, my neighbors were picking citrus Junos fruits from a tree loaded with so many yellow fruits in their garden and they kindly gave me some.
This photo shows the fruit they gave me yesterday again from their garden and my calligraphic work of an ancient Chinese poem by a famous poet, Du Fu, in which the character of this kind of fruit appears.
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It is a brief extract from a poem by Su Shi in the Northern Song dynasty in ancient China, a major personality and poet. Apparently, it is about a gusty evening shower that comes suddenly and then stops quickly. Now I recall evening showers in summer were just like this when I was growing up. Rains should fall in this manner.
It was just by a chance that I got to know there are peacocks in a nearby shrine. Then, I searched for a haiku and a poem from ancient China with a “peacock” motif. I soon found both but they both are poems on spring season, which means I was a little late to do this.