Outside the post-house, beside the broken bridge,
Alone, deserted, a flower blooms.
Saddened by her solitude in the falling dusk,
She is now assailed by wind and rain.
Let other flowers be envious!
She craves not Spring for herself alone.
Her petals may be ground in the mud,
But her fragrance will endure.
Lu Yu (733–804 AD)
The first plum blossoms are blooming in Melbourne.
This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.