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“Nothing stands nonetheless during this poetry: the wind blows the timber, the lake water ripples and the ubiquitous street runs out and in of the hills.”―American Poetry Review

Moss lined paths among scarlet peonies,
light jade mountains fill your rustic windows.
I envy you, inebriated with flowers,
Butterflies swirling on your dreams.

―Ch’ien Ch’i

This beautiful reward publication bargains a large sampling of chinese language verse, from the 1st century to our personal time, starting with the lyric poetry of Tu Fu, relocating to the folks songs of the Six Dynasties interval, directly to the Sung Dynasty, and to the current. additionally represented are many of the best-known girls of chinese language poetry, together with Li Ching-chao and Chu Shu-chen. those basic, obtainable yet profound poems come via to us with a wide ranging immediacy in Kenneth Rexroth’s English versions―a superb present for any lover of poetry.

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Creatures of an analogous species lengthy for every different. yet we Are some distance aside and i've Grown realized in sorrow. not anything could make it dissolve And leave. One second, it really is on my eyebrows. the following, it weighs on my center. LI CH'ING-CHAO A MOUNTAIN SPRING there's a brook within the mountains, no one I ask understands its identify. It shines on this planet like a bit Of the sky. It falls away In waterfalls, with a legitimate Like rain. It twists among rocks And makes deep swimming pools. It divides Into islands. It flows via Calm reaches. It is going its approach without one to brain it. The years pass via, its transparent depths by no means switch. CH'U KUANG-HSI touring NORTHWARD Screech owls moan within the yellowing Mulberry timber. box mice scurry, getting ready their holes for iciness. dead night, we pass an outdated battlefield. The moonlight shines chilly on white bones. TU FU the tip OF THE yr whilst a pal starts off on a trip of one thousand miles, As he's approximately to go away, he delays repeatedly. while males half, they think they might by no means meet back. while a 12 months has long gone, how are you going to ever locate it back? i ponder the place it has long gone, this yr that's ended? definitely somewhere some distance past the horizon. it's long gone like a river which flows to the East, And empties into the ocean with no desire of go back. My friends at the left are heating wine. at the correct they're roasting a fats pig. they are going to have sooner or later of pleasure As recompense for an entire 12 months of hassle. We go away the bygone 12 months with out remorse. can we depart so carelessly the future years? every thing passes, every little thing is going, and not appears again, And we get older and no more robust. SU TUNG-P'O TO THE song "THE reasonable MAID OF YU" as soon as whilst younger I lay and listened To the rain falling at the roof Of a brothel. The candlelight Gleamed on silk and silky flesh. Later I heard it at the Cabin roof of a small boat at the nice River, below Low clouds, the place wild ducks cried out at the Autumn hurricane. Now I listen it back at the monastery Roof. My hair has became white. Joy—sorrow—parting—meeting— Are all as if they'd by no means been. in simple terms the rain is identical, falling in streams at the tiles, throughout the evening. CHIANG CHIEH PLAINT Spring plant life, Autumn moons, Water lilies nonetheless hold Away my center like a misplaced Boat. so long as i'm flesh And bone i'm going to by no means locate relaxation. there'll by no means come a Time whilst i'll be capable to withstand my feelings. CHU SHU-CHEN LONELINESS A hawk hovers in air. white gulls flow at the circulate. hovering with the wind, it's easy To drop and grab Birds who foolishly waft with the present. the place the dew glints within the grass, The spider’s internet waits for its prey. The techniques of nature resemble the company of fellows. I stand on my own with 10000 sorrows. TU FU throughout the year 1 We holiday off a department of poplar catkins. 100 birds sing within the tree. mendacity underneath it within the backyard, We check with one another, Our tongues in every one other’s mouth. 2 The sultry air is heavy with flower perfumes. what's there greater to do that sizzling evening Than throw off the covers And lie jointly bare?

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