Po Chu-I

(China)

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 Red Cockatoo 9/30/2010
18. The Dwarfs Of Tao-Chou 9/30/2010
19. A Forsaken Garden 9/30/2010
20. The Philosopher [lao Tzu] 9/30/2010
Best Poem of Po Chu-I

The Philosopher [lao Tzu]

“Those who speak know nothing;
Those who know are silent.”
These words, as I am told,
Were spoken by Lao Tzu.
If we are to believe that Lao Ttzu
Was himself one who knew,
How comes it that he wrote a book
Of five thousand words?

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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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