Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea) and Gypsophila elegans (Showy baby's-breath), Kyoto, Japan: photo by Juni, 25 January 2005
The sweet peas, pale diapers
Of pink and powder blue, are flags
Of a water color republic.
The soft bed, turned back,
Is a dish to bathe in them.
This early in the morning
We are small birds, lying
In it. We have soft eyes,
Too soft to separate the parts
Of flowers from the water, or
The angels from their garments.
from TC: Air, 1970
Think Pink III: photo by Marie Wintzer, 4 September 2010
Very pink Ema (small wooden plaques on which Shinto worshippers write their prayers or wishes) at the Hetsunomiya Shrine in Enoshima, a small island South of Tokyo.
A love shrine, obviously!
Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus): photo by Peter Karlsson, 24 August 1997