Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

Taking Leave Of A Friend - Poem by Li Po

Blue mountains lie beyond the north wall;
Round the city's eastern side flows the white water.
Here we part, friend, once forever.
You go ten thousand miles, drifting away
Like an unrooted water-grass.
Oh, the floating clouds and the thoughts of a wanderer!
Oh, the sunset and the longing of an old friend!
We ride away from each other, waving our hands,
While our horses neigh softly, softly . . . .


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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