A Pine Tree Deep in the Valley

Last Update: May 20, 2015

With so many tools available to use in creating a website do you search out and select the best or just stick with what you know?

Here is a famous old Chinese Poem to get you thinking.

A Pine Tree Deep in the Valley

There is a pine tree one hundred feet tall and ten arm-spans around, growing deep in a cold valley; few ever venture there, even woodcutters never go: now a new palace is being built; good timber is needed for columns, yet no one knows that such splendid material is available.

Who can fathom the will of Heaven in creating good things and not using them in their proper place?

Poor folk cover their heads with cheap straw, while the gauze on an official's hat cost many ounces of silver; noble things are not necessarily good, common things not all bad; red coral lies deep in the sea while in the heavens, White Elm is said to grow, yet both are quite useless to us.

Bai Juyi 809 A.D.

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JewelCarol Premium
Nice, thanks for sharing, Darren. :)
dunbar Premium
I can understand the meaning to this thanks for sharing
Larry_T Premium
Interesting poem
edtay78 Premium
Thanks for sharing! Indeed a meaningful poem.