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Li Po


  • Farewell to Secretary Shu-yun at the Hsieh Tiao Villa in Hsuan-Chou
       Since yesterday had throw me and bolt,
  • A Mountain Revelry
       To wash and rinse our souls of their age-old sorrows,
  • A Vindication
       If heaven loved not the wine,
  • About Tu Fu
       I met Tu Fu on a mountaintop
  • Alone And Drinking Under The Moon
       Amongst the flowers I
  • Alone Looking at the Mountain
       All the birds have flown up and gone;
  • Amidst the Flowers a Jug of Wine
       Amidst the flowers a jug of wine,
  • Autumn River Song
       The moon shimmers in green water.
  • Bathed and Washed
       "Bathed in fragrance,
  • Before The Cask of Wine
       The spring wind comes from the east and quickly passes,
  • Bringing in the Wine
       See how the Yellow River's water move out of heaven.
  • Ch'ing P'ing Tiao
       Clouds bring back to mind her dress, the flowers her face.
  • Chiang Chin Chiu
       See the waters of the Yellow River leap down from Heaven, Roll away to the deep sea and never turn again! See at the mirror
  • Chuang Tzu And The Butterfly
       Chuang Tzu in dream became a butterfly,
  • Clearing at Dawn
       The fields are chill, the sparse rain has stopped;
  • Climbing West Of Lotus Flower Peak
       Amongst the grandeur of Hua Shan
  • Confessional
       There was wine in a cup of gold
  • Down from the Mountain
       As down Mount Emerald at eve I came,
  • Drinking Alone
       I take my wine jug out among the flowers
  • Drinking With Someone In The Mountains
       As the two of us drink
  • Gazing at the Cascade on Lu Mountain
       Where crowns a purple haze
  • Going Up Yoyang Tower
       We climbed Yoyang Tower with
  • Good Old Moon
       When I was a boy I called the moon a
  • Green Mountain
       You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain;
  • Hard is the Journey
       Gold vessels of fine wines,
  • His Dream Of The Skyland
       The seafarers tell of the Eastern Isle of Bliss,
  • Leaving White King City
       White King City I left at dawn
  • Listening to a Flute in Yellow Crane Pavillion
       I came here a wanderer
  • Looking For A Monk And Not Finding Him
       I took a small path leading
  • Marble Stairs Grievance
       On Marble Stairs
  • Moon over Mountain Pass
       A bright moon rising above Tian Shan Mountain,
  • Mountain Drinking Song
       To drown the ancient sorrows,
  • Nefarious War
       Last year we fought by the head-stream of the Sang-kan,
  • On A Picture Screen
       Whence these twelve peaks of Wu-shan!
  • On Climbing in Nan-king to the Terrace of Phoenixes
       Phoenixes that play here once, so that the place was named for them,
  • On Dragon Hill
       Drunk on Dragon Hill tonight,
  • On Kusu Terrace
       The old gardens of Kusu Terrace
  • Parting at a Wine-shop in Nan-king
       A wind, bringing willow-cotton, sweetens the shop,
  • Quiet Night Thoughts
       Before my bed
  • Resentment Near the Jade Stairs
       Dew whitens the jade stairs.
  • Self-Abandonment
       I sat srinking and did not notice the dusk,
  • She Spins Silk
       Far up river in Szechuan,
  • Song of the Forge
       The forge-fire sets a glow in the heavens,
  • Song Of The Jade Cup
       A jade cup was broken because old age came
  • Spring Night in Lo-yang Hearing a Flute
       In what house, the jade flute that sends these dark notes drifting,
  • Summer in the Mountains
       Gently I stir a white feather fan,
  • Taking Leave of a Friend
       Blue mountains lie beyond the north wall;
  • The Cold Clear Spring At Nanyang
       A pity it is evening, yet
  • The Old Dust
       The living is a passing traveler;
  • Thoughts in a Tranquil Night
       Athwart the bed
  • ThreeŚWith the Moon and His Shadow
       With a jar of wine I sit by the flowering trees.
  • Through the YangZi Gorges
       From the walls of Baidi high in the coloured dawn
  • To His Two Children
       In the land of Wu the mulberry leaves are green,
  • To Tan-Ch'iu
       My friend is lodging high in the Eastern Range,
  • To Tu Fu from Shantung
       You ask how I spend my time--
  • To Wang Lun
       I was about to sail away in a junk,
  • Under the Moon
       Under the crescent moon's faint glow
  • Visiting A Taoist On Tiatien Mountain
       Amongst bubbling streams
  • Waterfall at Lu-shan
       Sunlight streams on the river stones.
  • Ziyi Song
       Chang-an -- one slip of moon;