Li Shangyin Poems
|1.||The Palace Of The Sui Emperor||8/13/2012|
|2.||The Leyou Tombs||8/13/2012|
|3.||The Sui Palace||8/13/2012|
|4.||To The Moon Goddess||8/13/2012|
|5.||The Jade Pool||8/13/2012|
|6.||A Message To Secretary Linghu||8/13/2012|
|7.||To One Unnamed V||8/13/2012|
|8.||In The Camp Of The Sketching Brush||8/13/2012|
|9.||Thoughts In The Cold||8/13/2012|
|10.||North Among Green Vines||8/13/2012|
|11.||Wind And Rain||8/13/2012|
|15.||The Inlaid Harp||8/13/2012|
|16.||To One Unnamed Iii||8/13/2012|
|17.||Note On A Rainy Night To A Friend In The North||8/13/2012|
|18.||To One Unnamed Ii||8/13/2012|
|19.||The Han Monument||8/13/2012|
|21.||There Is Only One||8/13/2012|
|22.||To One Unnamed I||8/13/2012|
|24.||To One Unnamed||8/13/2012|
|25.||To One Unnamed Iv||8/13/2012|
Pure of heart and therefore hungry,
All night long you have sung in vain
Oh, this final broken indrawn breath
Among the green indifferent trees!
Yes, I have gone like a piece of driftwood,
I have let my garden fill with weeds....
I bless you for your true advice
To live as pure a life as yours.
The Han Monument
The Son of Heaven in Yuanhe times was martial as a god
And might be likened only to the Emperors Xuan and Xi.
He took an oath to reassert the glory of the empire,
And tribute was brought to his palace from all four quarters.
Western Huai for fifty years had been a bandit country,
Wolves becoming lynxes, lynxes becoming bears.
They assailed the mountains and rivers, rising from the plains,
With their long spears and sharp lances aimed at the Sun.
But the Emperor had a wise premier