Li Ching Chao

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A Morning Dream - Poem by Li Ching Chao

This morning I dreamed I followed
Widely spaced bells, ringing in the wind,
And climbed through mists to rosy clouds.
I realized my destined affinity
With An Ch'i-sheng the ancient sage.
I met unexpectedly O Lu-hua
The heavenly maiden.

Together we saw lotus roots as big as boats.
Together we ate jujubes as huge as melons.
We were the guests of those on swaying lotus seats.
They spoke in splendid language,
Full of subtle meanings.
The argued with sharp words over paradoxes.
We drank tea brewed on living fire.

Although this might not help the Emperor to govern,
It is endless happiness.
The life of men could be like this.

Why did I have to return to my former home,
Wake up, dress, sit in meditation.
Cover my ears to shut out the disgusting racket.
My heart knows I can never see my dream come true.
At least I can remember
That world and sigh.

Topic(s) of this poem: dream

Comments about A Morning Dream by Li Ching Chao

  • Bronze Star - 2,410 Points Melikhaya Zagagana (11/26/2014 4:15:00 AM)

    Well done thing for words, stunning Li Ching Chao, phenomenal. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 30,268 Points * Sunprincess * (6/4/2014 5:32:00 PM)

    ..................oh truly the dream world can be such a wonderful peaceful place....loved reading this beautiful poem... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points J P Klegg (7/10/2005 5:58:00 AM)

    Now that's what I'm talkin' about. Yeah, come on. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pha Thanh Gian (4/29/2005 8:03:00 AM)

    Splendid dream... so unattainable yet inspiring. (Report) Reply

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Read poems about / on: together, happiness, remember, dream, fire, home, wind, world

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 18, 2014

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