Li Shangyin Poems
|1.||Wind And Rain||8/13/2012|
|2.||The Palace Of The Sui Emperor||8/13/2012|
|3.||The Leyou Tombs||8/13/2012|
|4.||The Sui Palace||8/13/2012|
|5.||To The Moon Goddess||8/13/2012|
|6.||The Jade Pool||8/13/2012|
|7.||A Message To Secretary Linghu||8/13/2012|
|8.||To One Unnamed V||8/13/2012|
|9.||In The Camp Of The Sketching Brush||8/13/2012|
|10.||Thoughts In The Cold||8/13/2012|
|14.||The Inlaid Harp||8/13/2012|
|15.||To One Unnamed Iii||8/13/2012|
|16.||Note On A Rainy Night To A Friend In The North||8/13/2012|
|17.||North Among Green Vines||8/13/2012|
|18.||The Han Monument||8/13/2012|
|19.||To One Unnamed Ii||8/13/2012|
|21.||There Is Only One||8/13/2012|
|22.||To One Unnamed I||8/13/2012|
|24.||To One Unnamed Iv||8/13/2012|
|26.||To One Unnamed||8/13/2012|
Comments about Li Shangyin
To One Unnamed
The stars of last night and the wind of last night
Are west of the Painted Chamber and east of Cinnamon Hall.
...Though I have for my body no wings like those of the bright- coloured phoenix,
Yet I feel the harmonious heart-beat of the Sacred Unicorn.
Across the spring-wine, while it warms me, I prompt you how to bet
Where, group by group, we are throwing dice in the light of a crimson lamp;
Till the rolling of a drum, alas, calls me to my duties
And I mount my horse and ride away, like a water-plant cut adrift.
The Han Monument
The Son of Heaven in Yuanhe times was martial as a god
And might be likened only to the Emperors Xuan and Xi.
He took an oath to reassert the glory of the empire,
And tribute was brought to his palace from all four quarters.
Western Huai for fifty years had been a bandit country,
Wolves becoming lynxes, lynxes becoming bears.
They assailed the mountains and rivers, rising from the plains,
With their long spears and sharp lances aimed at the Sun.
But the Emperor had a wise premier