Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

Hard Is The Journey - Poem by Li Po

Gold vessels of fine wines,
thousands a gallon,
Jade dishes of rare meats,
costing more thousands,

I lay my chopsticks down,
no more can banquet,
I draw my sword and stare
wildly about me:

Ice bars my way to cross
the Yellow River,
Snows from dark skies to climb
the T'ai-hang mountains!

At peace I drop a hook
into a brooklet,
At once I'm in a boat
but sailing sunward...

(Hard is the journey,
Hard is the journey,
So many turnings,
And now where am I?)

So when a breeze breaks waves,
bringing fair weather,
I set a cloud for sails,
cross the blue oceans!

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  • Gold Star - 36,460 Points * Sunprincess * (9/12/2015 11:38:00 PM) imagery, nicely penned ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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