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

  • (7/17/2018 9:00:00 AM)

    I need a poem about tiger (Report) Reply

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  • (6/29/2018 1:14:00 PM)

    very bad. everyone is a noob (Report) Reply

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

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

  • (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

  • (4/15/2018 11:24:00 AM)

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

  • (5/6/2017 11:19:00 PM)

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

  • (5/6/2017 9:56:00 PM)


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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

  • (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

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

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

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

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

  • (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

  • 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

  • (9/13/2015 10:09:00 PM)

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

  • Elizabeth 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

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/10/2014 2:54:00 AM)

    The comment of Kevin Straw is the poem yet Michael Harmon has given the valuable information -Under the beauty of nature Both the boy and the girl came closure and vowed and puddled to make a home- happy home sound of water during gathering chestnuts that boy heard is in fact the love flourished between them nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Agboyi Felix (11/10/2014 12:49:00 AM)

    If really you knew who Li was, you'd have understood him in all aspects. He's my mentor in poetry. (Report) Reply

  • John Tatum (12/21/2013 6:39:00 AM)

    Maybe they will become boyfriend and girlfriend now...the relationships for young people are mostly pure until they are ready to be married around 23-26 or even later now, the boy usually wants to secure a nice house before getting married. (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (11/10/2013 6:52:00 AM)

    If only he was still alive, I maybe a follower. I love Lipo. (Report) Reply

  • Manohar Bhatia (11/10/2013 4:46:00 AM)

    Its love in Autumn along the bank of a river.Li Po has written this small poem to touch any person in love with a beautiful setting of moon, river, herons. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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