"Color of Love"

Poem by Izumi Shikibu (976?-1033?) in the handwriting style of Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado translated and painted by Li Izumi. This classical Japanese poem is read:
Yo no naka ni
Kohi tefu iro ha
Nakere domo
Fukaku miruramu
Mono ni zo arikeru
Although there is no color
Called "love" in this world,
I find that I am dyed with it
Orchid painting by Akiko Meigetsu is ink and watercolor on rice paper. (Prints Available)

Brushpaint Orchid Poem