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Alone Looking At The Mountain by Li Po

Alone Looking At The Mountain by Li Po

All the birds have flown up and gone; A lonely cloud floats leisurely by.We never tire of looking at each other -Only the mountain and I.

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Drinking Alone by Li Po

Drinking Alone by Li Po

I take my wine jug out among the flowersto drink alone, without friends.I raise my cup to entice the moon.That, and my shadow, makes us three.But the moon doesn't drink,and my ...

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Alone And Drinking Under The Moon by Li Po

Alone And Drinking Under The Moon by Li Po

Amongst the flowers Iam alone with my pot of winedrinking by myself; then liftingmy cup I asked the moonto drink with me, its reflectionand mine in the wine cup, justthe three of ...

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Clearing At Dawn by Li Po

Clearing At Dawn by Li Po

The fields are chill, the sparse rain has stopped;The colours of Spring teem on every side.With leaping fish the blue pond is full;With singing thrushes the green boughs droop.The ...

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Down From The Mountain by Li Po

Down From The Mountain by Li Po

As down Mount Emerald at eve I came, The mountain moon went all the way with me.Backward I looked, to see the heights aflame With a pale light that glimmered eerily.A ...

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Bathed And Washed by Li Po

Bathed And Washed by Li Po

"Bathed in fragrance,do not brush your hat;Washed in perfume,do not shake your coat:"Knowing the worldfears what is too pure,The wisest manprizes and stores light!"By Bluewateran ...

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Chuang Tzu And The Butterfly by Li Po

Chuang Tzu And The Butterfly by Li Po

Chuang Tzu in dream became a butterfly,And the butterfly became Chuang Tzu at waking.Which was the real—the butterfly or the man ?Who can tell the end of the endless changes of ...

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A Vindication by Li Po

A Vindication by Li Po

If heaven loved not the wine,A Wine Star would not be in heaven;If earth loved not the wine,The Wine Spring would not be on the earth.Since heaven and earth love the wine,Need a ...

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Drinking With Someone In The Mountains by Li Po

Drinking With Someone In The Mountains by Li Po

As the two of us drinktogether, while mountainflowers blossom beside, wedown one cup after the otheruntil I am drunk and sleepyso that you better go!Tomorrow if you feel like itdo ...

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Mountain Drinking Song by Li Po

Mountain Drinking Song by Li Po

To drown the ancient sorrows,we drank a hundred jugs of winethere in the beautiful night.We couldn't go to bed with the moon so bright.The finally the wine overcame usand we lay ...

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About Tu Fu by Li Po

About Tu Fu by Li Po

I met Tu Fu on a mountaintopin August when the sun was hot.Under the shade of his big straw hathis face was sad--in the years since we last parted,he'd grown wan, exhausted.Poor ...

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Chiang Chin Chiu by Li Po

Chiang Chin Chiu by Li Po

See the waters of the Yellow River leap down from Heaven, Roll away to the deep sea and never turn again! See at the mirrorin the High Hall Aged men bewailing white locks - In the ...

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Amidst The Flowers A Jug Of Wine by Li Po

Amidst The Flowers A Jug Of Wine by Li Po

Amidst the flowers a jug of wine, I pour alone lacking companionship. So raising the cup I invite the Moon, Then turn to my shadow which makes three of us. Because the Moon does ...

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A Mountain Revelry by Li Po

A Mountain Revelry by Li Po

To wash and rinse our souls of their age-old sorrows,We drained a hundred jugs of wine.A splendid night it was . . . .In the clear moonlight we were loath to go to bed,But at last ...

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Green Mountain by Li Po

Green Mountain by Li Po

You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain; I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care. As the peach-blossom flows down stream and is gone into the unknown, I have a ...

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Autumn River Song by Li Po

Autumn River Song by Li Po

The moon shimmers in green water.White herons fly through the moonlight.The young man hears a girl gathering water-chestnuts:into the night, singing, they paddle home together. ...

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Farewell To Secretary Shu-Yun At The Hsieh Tiao Villa In Hsuan-Chou by Li Po

Farewell To Secretary Shu-Yun At The Hsieh Tiao Villa In Hsuan-Chou by Li Po

Since yesterday had throw me and bolt,Today has hurt my heart even more.The autumn wildgeese have a long wing for escortAs I face them from this villa, drinking my wine.The bones ...

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Visiting A Taoist On Tiatien Mountain by Li Po

Visiting A Taoist On Tiatien Mountain by Li Po

Amongst bubbling streamsa dog barks; peach blossomis heavy with dew; hereand there a deer canbe seen in forest glades!No sound of the mid-daybell enters this fastnesswhere blue ...

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Waterfall At Lu-Shan by Li Po

Waterfall At Lu-Shan by Li Po

Sunlight streams on the river stones.From high above, the river steadily plunges--three thousand feet of sparkling water--the Milky Way pouring down from heaven. Li ...

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On A Picture Screen by Li Po

On A Picture Screen by Li Po

Whence these twelve peaks of Wu-shan!Have they flown into the gorgeous screenFrom heaven's one corner?Ah, those lonely pines murmuring in the wind!Those palaces of Yang-tai, ...

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Self-Abandonment by Li Po

Self-Abandonment by Li Po

I sat srinking and did not notice the dusk,Till falling petals filled the folds of my dress.Drunken I rose and walked to the moonlit stream;The birds were gone, and men also few. ...

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Hard Is The Journey by Li Po

Hard Is The Journey by Li Po

Gold vessels of fine wines,thousands a gallon,Jade dishes of rare meats,costing more thousands,I lay my chopsticks down,no more can banquet,I draw my sword and starewildly about ...

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Before The Cask Of Wine by Li Po

Before The Cask Of Wine by Li Po

The spring wind comes from the east and quickly passes,Leaving faint ripples in the wine of the golden bowl.The flowers fall, flake after flake, myriads together. You, pretty ...

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Taking Leave Of A Friend by Li Po

Taking Leave Of A Friend by Li Po

Blue mountains lie beyond the north wall;Round the city's eastern side flows the white water.Here we part, friend, once forever.You go ten thousand miles, drifting awayLike an ...

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Quiet Night Thoughts by Li Po

Quiet Night Thoughts by Li Po

Before my bedthere is bright moonlightSo that it seemsLike frost on the ground:Lifting my headI watch the bright moon,Lowering my headI dream that I'm home.

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Moon Over Mountain Pass by Li Po

Moon Over Mountain Pass by Li Po

A bright moon rising above Tian Shan Mountain,Lost in a vast ocean of clouds.The long wind, across thousands upon thousands of miles,Blows past the Jade-gate Pass.The army of Han ...

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Bringing In The Wine by Li Po

Bringing In The Wine by Li Po

See how the Yellow River's water move out of heaven.Entering the ocean,never to return.See how lovely locks in bright mirrors in high chambers,Though silken-black at morning, have ...

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Climbing West Of Lotus Flower Peak by Li Po

Climbing West Of Lotus Flower Peak by Li Po

Amongst the grandeur of Hua ShanI climb to the Flower Peak,and fancy I see fairies and immortalscarrying lotus in theirsacred white hands, robes flowingthey fly filling the sky ...

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His Dream Of The Skyland by Li Po

His Dream Of The Skyland by Li Po

The seafarers tell of the Eastern Isle of Bliss,It is lost in a wilderness of misty sea waves.But the Sky-land of the south, the Yueh-landers say,May be seen through cracks of the ...

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Confessional by Li Po

Confessional by Li Po

There was wine in a cup of goldand a girl of fifteen from Wu,her eyebrows painted darkand with slippers of red brocade.If her conversation was poor,how beautifully she could ...

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To Tan-Ch’Iu by Li Po

To Tan-Ch’Iu by Li Po

My friend is lodging high in the Eastern Range,Dearly loving the beauty of valleys and hills.At green Spring he lies in the empty woods,And is still asleep when the sun shines on ...

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Thoughts In A Tranquil Night by Li Po

Thoughts In A Tranquil Night by Li Po

Athwart the bedI watch the moonbeams cast a trailSo bright, so cold, so frail,That for a space it gleamsLike hoar-frost on the margin of my dreams.I raise my head, --The splendid ...

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Marble Stairs Grievance by Li Po

Marble Stairs Grievance by Li Po

On Marble Stairsstill grows the white dewThat has all nightsoaked her silk slippers,But she lets downher crystal blind nowAnd sees through glazethe moon of autumn.

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Gazing At The Cascade On Lu Mountain by Li Po

Gazing At The Cascade On Lu Mountain by Li Po

Where crowns a purple haze Ashimmer in sunlight raysThe hill called Incense-Burner Peak, from far To see, hung o'er the torrent's wall, That ...

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Three—with The Moon And His Shadow by Li Po

Three—with The Moon And His Shadow by Li Po

With a jar of wine I sit by the flowering trees.I drink alone, and where are my friends?Ah, the moon above looks down on me;I call and lift my cup to his brightness.And see, there ...

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Farewell To Meng Hao-Jan by Li Po

Farewell To Meng Hao-Jan by Li Po

I took leave of you, old friend, at the Yellow Crane Pavilion; In the mist and bloom of March, you went down to Yang-chou: A lonely sail, distant shades, extinguished by blue-- ...

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Nefarious War by Li Po

Nefarious War by Li Po

Last year we fought by the head-stream of the Sang-kan,This year we are fighting on the Tsung-ho road.We have washed our armor in the waves of the Chiao-chi lake,We have pastured ...

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Song Of The Forge by Li Po

Song Of The Forge by Li Po

The forge-fire sets a glow in the heavens,the hammer thunders, showering the smoke with sparks.A ruddy smithy, the white face of the moon,and the hammer, ringing down cold dark ...

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A Song Of An Autumn Midnight by Li Po

A Song Of An Autumn Midnight by Li Po

A slip of the moon hangs over the capital; Ten thousand washing-mallets are pounding; And the autumn wind is blowing my heart For ever and ever toward the Jade Pass.... Oh, when ...

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Through The Yangzi Gorges by Li Po

Through The Yangzi Gorges by Li Po

From the walls of Baidi high in the coloured dawn To Jiangling by night-fall is three hundred miles, Yet monkeys are still calling on both banks behind me To my boat these ten ...

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Going Up Yoyang Tower by Li Po

Going Up Yoyang Tower by Li Po

We climbed Yoyang Tower withall the scene around cominginto vision; looking up theGreat River seeing boats turnand enter the Tungting Lake; geesecrying farewell to the riveras ...

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Looking For A Monk And Not Finding Him by Li Po

Looking For A Monk And Not Finding Him by Li Po

I took a small path leadingup a hill valley, finding therea temple, its gate coveredwith moss, and in front ofthe door but tracks of birds;in the room of the old monkno one was ...

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To His Two Children by Li Po

To His Two Children by Li Po

In the land of Wu the mulberry leaves are green,And thrice the silkworms have gone to sleep.In East Luh where my family stay,I wonder who is sowing those fields of ours.I cannot ...

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Parting At A Wine-Shop In Nan-King by Li Po

Parting At A Wine-Shop In Nan-King by Li Po

A wind, bringing willow-cotton, sweetens the shop,And a girl from Wu, pouring wine, urges me to share it.With my comrades of the city who are here to see me off;And as each of ...

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Ziyi Song by Li Po

Ziyi Song by Li Po

Chang-an -- one slip of moon;in ten thousand houses, the sound of fulling mallets.Autumn winds keep on blowing,all things make me think of Jade Pass!When will they put down the ...

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Ballads Of Four Seasons: Spring by Li Po

Ballads Of Four Seasons: Spring by Li Po

The lovely Lo Fo of the western land Plucks mulberry leaves by the waterside. Across the green boughs stretches out her white hand; In golden sunshine her rosy robe is dyed. 'my ...

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Summer In The Mountains by Li Po

Summer In The Mountains by Li Po

Gently I stir a white feather fan,With open shirt sitting in a green wood.I take off my cap and hang it on a jutting stone;A wind from the pine-tree trickles on my bare head. ...

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To Tu Fu From Shantung by Li Po

To Tu Fu From Shantung by Li Po

You ask how I spend my time--I nestle against a treetrunkand listen to autumn windsin the pines all night and day.Shantung wine can't get me drunk.The local poets bore me.My ...

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Listening To A Flute In Yellow Crane Pavillion by Li Po

Listening To A Flute In Yellow Crane Pavillion by Li Po

I came here a wandererthinking of home,remembering my far away Ch'ang-an.And then, from deep in Yellow Crane Pavillion,I heard a beautiful bamboo fluteplay "Falling Plum ...

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For Meng Hao-Jan by Li Po

For Meng Hao-Jan by Li Po

I love Master Meng.Free as a flowing breeze,He is famousThroughout the world.In rosy youth, he cast awayOfficial cap and carriage.Now, a white-haired elder, he reclinesAmid pines ...

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