Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

Going Up Yoyang Tower - Poem by Li Po

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We climbed Yoyang Tower with
all the scene around coming
into vision; looking up the
Great River seeing boats turn
and enter the Tungting Lake; geese
crying farewell to the river
as they flew south; evening falling
as if mountain tops upt up the moon
with their lips; and we in the Yoyang
Tower as if with heads amongst
the cloud, drinking wine as if the cups
came from heaven itself; then
having drunk our fill there blew
a cold wind filling out our
sleeves, it seeming as though
we were dancing in time with it.


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  • (9/13/2015 10:22:00 AM)


    ....sounds like a most beautiful place, and a wonderful time ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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