種花

On Gardening

種花愁未發 花發又愁落
開落摠愁人 未識種花樂

I plant the seed and fear it may not bloom;
The flower blossoms, O but it will fade!
In bloom and fade I worry all the same;
My heart does but the garden’s joys evade.

— Yi Gyubo (李奎報), 13th century Korean essayist and poet

Originally posted on Mastodon.