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Clearing At Dawn

Rating: 2.8
The fields are chill, the sparse rain has stopped;
The colours of Spring teem on every side.
With leaping fish the blue pond is full;
With singing thrushes the green boughs droop.
The flowers of the field have dabbled their powdered cheeks;
The mountain grasses are bent level at the waist.
By the bamboo stream the last fragment of cloud
Blown by the wind slowly scatters away.

Li Po
tr. Waley
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* Sunprincess * 13 September 2015
....beautifully penned, love the imagery, so exquisite ?
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johnnyy Callicutt Jr. 05 March 2015
So beautiful,this poem transports the reader back 1200 years in time to the field of flowers...breathtaking.
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Melikhaya Zagagana 08 November 2014
A beautiful poem of nature from the best of us. What a wonderful composure by Li Po, blown away.
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Brian Jani 03 May 2014
This poem truly reflects the outdoor sensations
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