1

east wind melts the ice

2/5 - 2/9


2

dormant creatures twitch

2/10 - 2/14


3

fish swim upstream

2/15 - 2/19


4

river otters sacrifice fish

2/20 - 2/24


5

wild geese head north

2/25 - 2/28-29


6

grass and trees sprout

3/1 - 3/5


 


7

peach blossoms open

3/6 - 3/10


8

golden orioles sing

3/11 - 3/15


9

hawks become doves

3/16 - 3/21


10

swallows return

3/22 - 3/26


11

thunder sings

3/27 - 3/31


12

first lightning

4/1 - 4/5


 


13

paulownia blooms

4/6 - 4/10


14

moles become quails

4/11 - 4/15


15

rainbows appear

4/16 - 4/21


16

floating weeds appear

4/22 - 4/26


17

pigeons flap their wings

4/27 - 5/1


18

hoopoe alights in mulberry

5/2 - 5/6


 


19

little frogs peep

5/7 - 5/11


20

worms come forth

5/12 - 5/16


21

cucurbit flourishes

5/17 - 5/21


22

bitter herb grows tall

5/22 - 5/26


23

waving grasses wither

5/27 - 5/31


24

grain ripens

6/1 - 6/5


 


25

mantids hatch

6/6 - 6/10


26

the shrike shrieks

6/11 - 6/15


27

mockingbird quiet

6/16 - 6/20


28

deer break antlers

3/21 - 6/25


29

cicadas sing

6/26 - 6/30


30

crowdipper flourishes

7/1 - 7/5


 


31

hot wind arrives

7/6 - 7/10


32

crickets into walls

7/11 - 7/15


33

hawk studies and learns

7/16 - 7/20


34

rotted weeds to fireflies

7/21 - 7/25


35

earth is steaming wet

7/26 - 7/30


36

great rains sweep through

7/31 - 8/5


 


37

cool wind arrives

8/6 - 8/10


38

white dews descend

8/11 - 8/15


39

cold cicada chirps

8/16 - 8/20


40

raptor sacrifices birds

821 - 8/25


41

heaven and earth strict

8/26 - 8/30


42

rice ripens

8/31 - 9/4


 


43

wild geese come

9/5 - 9/9


44

swallows leave

9/10 - 9/14


45

flocks gather grain

9/15 - 9/20


46

thunder pipes down

9/21 - 9/25


47

beetles wall up

9/26 - 9/30


48

waters dry up

10/1 - 10/5


 


49

wild geese guests

10/6 - 10/10


50

sparrows become clams

10/11 - 10/15


51

chrysanthemums yellow

10/16 - 10/21


52

wolf sacrifices beasts

10/22 - 10/26


53

leaves turn yellow

10/27 - 10/31


54

insects tucked away

11/1 - 11/5


 


55

water begins to freeze

11/6 - 11/10


56

earth begins to freeze

11/11 - 11/15


57

pheasants become clams

11/16 - 11/20


58

rainbows hide

11/21 - 11/25


59

heaven up; earth down

11/26 - 11/30


60

walled up winter

12/1 - 12/5



 


61

copper pheasant silent

312/6 - 12/10


62

tiger begins to roam

12/11 - 12/15


63

garlic chives sprout

12/16 - 12/20


64

earthworms twist

12/21 - 12/25


65

elk break antlers

12/26 - 12/30


66

springwaters move

12/31 - 1/4



 


67

wild geese go back north

1/5 - 1/9


68

magpies nest

1/10 - 1/14


69

pheasant calls mate

1/15 - 1/19


70

pheasant hens brood

1/20 -1/24


71

vulture flies stern

1/25 - 1/29


72

streams frozen solid

1/30 - 2/4



 

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from the essays in East Wind Melts the Ice