Today's Beautiful Gem: "A River-long Love" by Li Chih-Yi of Sung Dynasty (960-1280) translated by C'hu Ta'kao.

"I live at the upper end of the River,
And at the lower end live you;
Every day I long to see you but cannot,
Though from the same river we drink.

"When will the River go dry?
When can my sorrow come to an end?
Only may your heart be like mine,
My love for you will not be in vain."

Om s'aantih: Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao