Today's Beautiful Gem: "Good News"
by Lin I Ning of Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911) translated by Henri Hart.

"More than a year has passed
Since you and I
Parted in grief and tears.

"Today at last
A letter came,
One tiny, narrow sheet.

"Tonight I've lit my lamp
A hundred times
To read its words of love."

Om Santih! Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao