100x80cm 2007 Mixed Media on Canvas
It has been a long time since someone flirted with me like this.
Encountering you in this mountain mist
The gray chill of loneliness vanishes.
When sadness comes, go and admire the irises.
How the lovely purple flowers dance on their comely stalks;
Their green leaves freely sway to and fro.
As these petite flowers softly sing,
Slowly sharing tales of romance past and present.
They are my lovers whispering in the wind.
(Inspired by irises on the bank of my mountain pond.)
---Poem by Jessica Pi-Hua Hsu
-----translation by Dr.J.Keating