Po Chu-I

(China)

Po Chu-I Poems

1. A Forsaken Garden 9/30/2010
2. The Red Cockatoo 9/30/2010
3. The Philosopher [Lao Tzu] 9/30/2010
4. Lazy Man's Song 9/30/2010
5. The Dwarfs of Tao-Chou 9/30/2010
6. Golden Bells 9/30/2010
7. Kept Waiting 9/30/2010
8. Remembering Golden Bells 9/30/2010
9. Drunk Again 9/30/2010
10. Night on the West River 9/30/2010
11. On Being Stricken with Paralysis 9/30/2010
12. Staying at Bamboo Lodge 9/30/2010
13. Lute 9/30/2010
14. The Dragon of the Black Pool 9/30/2010
15. The Old Man with the Broken Arm 9/30/2010
16. The Grain Tribute 9/30/2010
17. Autumn Cold 9/30/2010
18. A Lament for my Son Ts’ui 9/30/2010
19. Planting a Lichi Tree 9/30/2010
20. The Almond Blossoms of Chao Village 9/30/2010

Planting a Lichi Tree

The red fruit of the lichi

Is as precious as the pearl.



Here I stand,

An aged, white-haired man,

And plant a lichi

In my courtyard!



How can I know

Who will be here

When ten more years

Have come and gone ?

What a fool I am!

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