Po Chu-I


Po Chu-I Poems

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

In the land of Tao-chou
Many of the people are dwarfs;
The tallest of them never grow to more than three feet.
They were sold in the market as dwarf slaves and yearly sent to Court;
Described as “an offering of natural products from the land of Tao-chou.”
A strange “offering of natural products “; I never heard of one yet
That parted men from those they loved, never to meet again!
Old men—weeping for their grandsons; mothers for their children!
One day—Yang Ch’ëng came to govern the land;
He refused to send up dwarf slaves in spite of incessant mandates.
He ...

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The Grain Tribute

There came an officer knocking by night at my door

In a loud voice demanding grain-tribute.

My house-servants dared not wait till the morning,

But brought candles and set them on the barn-floor.

Passed through the sieve, clean-washed as pearls,

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