MY TRUE COLOURS
A glorious work of art, but, I'm sad to say, a cheat,
Because the artist has portrayed peaches ready for us to eat,
At the same time he has painted blossoms on the self-same tree,
Something which could never happen in nature, naturally.
The blossoms fade before the fruit has shown the slightest sign
But even so the whole effect is very, very fine.
It was made in the Quing dynasty, so its value is immense
And no-one really bothers if the pictures don't make sense!
Peaches meant immortality to the Chinese of the time,
And, in this case, 'peachy' signifies something priceless and sublime.
A Chinese folk tale here: