Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

Down From The Mountain - Poem by Li Po

As down Mount Emerald at eve I came,
The mountain moon went all the way with me.
Backward I looked, to see the heights aflame
With a pale light that glimmered eerily.

A little lad undid the rustic latch
As hand in hand your cottage we did gain,
Where green limp tendrils at our cloaks did catch,
And dim bamboos o'erhung a shadowy lane.

Gaily I cried, "Here may we rest our fill!"
Then choicest wines we quaffed; and cheerily
"The Wind among the Pines" we sang, until
A few faint stars hung in the Galaxy.

Merry were you, my friend: and drunk was I,
Blissfully letting all the world go by.

Comments about Down From The Mountain by Li Po

  • (9/13/2015 5:17:00 PM)

    ..very nice to enjoy company of a good friend ★ (Report) Reply

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  • (7/26/2005 8:31:00 AM)

    How wonderful to blissfully let the world go by. (Report) Reply

  • (7/12/2005 7:31:00 PM)

    Conjures up some good imagery. Cool. Jeff (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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