Poems

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11.
A Foresaken Garden

I enter the court
Through the middle gate—
And my sleeve is wet with tears.

The flowers still grow
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12.
Flower No Flower

Flower no flower
mist no mist

arrives at midnight
and leaves at dawn
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13.
Feelings On Watching The Moon

Time hard year famine life land empty
Brothers live abroad each east west
Fields gardens few fall shield spear after
Bone flesh flow apart road road on
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14.
Enjoying Pine And Bamboo

I treasure what front eaves face
and all that north windows frame.

Bamboo winds lavish out windows,
pine colors exquisite beyond eaves,
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15.
Night On The West River

No moon
To light my way upon the stair,
Cold comfort
In the wine I drink alone.
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16.
Remembering Golden Bells

Ruined and ill—a man of two score;

Pretty and guileless—a girl of three.

Not a boy—but still better than nothing:

To soothe one’s feeling—from time to time a kiss!
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17.
Fishing In The Wei River

In waters still as a burnished mirror's face,
In the depths of Wei, carp and grayling swim.
Idly I come with my bamboo fishing-rod
And hang my hook by the banks of Wei stream.
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Since the disorders in Henan and the famine in Guannei, my brothers and sisters have been scattered. Looking at the moon, I express my thoughts in this poem, which I send to my eldest brother at Fuliang, my seventh brother at Yuqian, My fifteen brother at Wujiang and my younger brothers and sisters at Fuli and Xiagui.

My heritage lost through disorder and famine,
My brothers and sisters flung eastward and westward,
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19.
Golden Bells

When I was almost forty

I had a daughter whose name was Golden Bells.

Now it is just a year since she was born;

She is learning to sit and cannot yet talk.
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20.
A Lament For My Son, Ts'Ui

You were a pearl
In the palm of my hand,
My tiny baby boy.

Why is it that I,
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