Let's not tell anyone.

In the corner of the garden this morning,
a flower shed a tear.

If word of this spreads
to the ears of the bee,

it'll feel it's done wrong
and go back to return the nectar.

Translations by Sally Ito & Michiko Tsuboi / JULA

〈Design descriptions〉

The shapes of the water drops and dew around the flowers represent the shedding of tears.
Because the poem is entitled “Dewdrop,” we used the Asiatic dayflower, known in Japan as the “dew grass,” as the design motif.
Their leaves are elongated like bamboo leaves, so form a triangle when viewed from above.
We took that triangle theme and created an arrangement of actual triangles, forming a geometric pattern that gives the design a modern feel.