Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

Autumn River Song

Poem by Li Po

The moon shimmers in green water.
White herons fly through the moonlight.

The young man hears a girl gathering water-chestnuts:
into the night, singing, they paddle home together.

Li T'ai-po
tr. Hamil


Comments about Autumn River Song by Li Po

  • Rajjjytjfggtgthrgtf (3/7/2019 2:06:00 PM)

    " This poem is so good"(Report)Reply

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  • Paresh ChakraParesh Chakra (12/6/2018 2:52:00 AM)

    This is a very romantic poem(Report)Reply

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  • marelene (11/12/2018 12:51:00 PM)

    it is nice i wanted a poem not song(Report)Reply

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  • Smita (9/13/2018 4:14:00 AM)

    Good but I want a poem not a song(Report)Reply

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  • Naveen (7/17/2018 9:00:00 AM)

    I need a poem about tiger(Report)Reply

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  • bob boy (6/29/2018 1:14:00 PM)

    very bad. everyone is a noob(Report)Reply

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  • Tapan M. SarenTapan M. Saren (6/6/2018 3:35:00 AM)

    A very fine poem. The imagery is beautiful.(Report)Reply

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  • barb simkins (5/22/2018 5:51:00 AM)

    yaar lets smooch and marry yaar if you already have a wife i shall kill her with my sexy powers and you shall be my sexy husby and i will probably die of sexiness-yours sincerly barb simkins: ](Report)Reply

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  • Sam craft (4/15/2018 11:24:00 AM)

    It is rubbish and I have never heard anything so bad(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (5/6/2017 11:19:00 PM)

    Simply superb poem depicting tranquility and life full of contentment.(Report)Reply

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  • Xing Hua (5/6/2017 9:56:00 PM)

    渌水净素月,
    月明白鹭飞。

    郎听采菱女,
    一道夜歌归(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (5/6/2017 6:43:00 AM)

    a poem that paints a beautiful picture of peace and harmony? ...............wonderfully written.(Report)Reply

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  • Subhojit Kar (5/6/2017 2:14:00 AM)

    Love simplified. Moonlight, green water, white herons all contribute to the bridal orchestra. A true masterpiece(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (5/6/2017 1:11:00 AM)

    The moonlight! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (5/6/2017 12:54:00 AM)

    Fly through the moonlight...... thanks for posting.....(Report)Reply

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  • S Feldman (4/5/2017 11:20:00 AM)

    images of one being. The heron. The moon. The girl. The youth. The water. Moved and shuffled without effort by a mind apart and separate.(Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (7/6/2016 1:36:00 PM)

    The love filled heart of a young man is searching for a beautiful lady love and the bird, surroundings etc makes the perfect environment for this. Lovely poem.(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (9/13/2015 10:09:00 PM)

    ..............peaceful....heron's are lovely creatures ★(Report)Reply

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  • Elizabeth Padillo OlesenElizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/10/2014 6:14:00 AM)

    Simple and it is humming, moving and waking up the senses and the mind. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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