Wood & Yin


Not every peach gives immortality.


The peach tree is heavy with fruit
How its flowers shine out!
Our mistress coming home
Bringing goof times for all of us.


In Chinese mythology, there is a peach tree in the Celestial Mountains 
ruled by the shaman/Taoist goddess, the Queen Mother of the West. 
These peaches, if eaten, give immortality.
Most peaches just give pleasure and delight by their tastiness. 
Enjoy what is truly within your reach, 
rather than hankering after what is honesly beyond you. 

©Loes Raaphorst 10/2005