Green Mountain Poem by Li Po

Green Mountain

Rating: 2.9

You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain;
I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care.
As the peach-blossom flows down stream and is gone into the unknown,
I have a world apart that is not among men.

Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Topic(s) of this poem: mountain
Uriah Hamilton 22 August 2005

You cannot give Li Po a one and claim to like poetry, it is a contradiction.

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C Fuentes 13 August 2007

This, like so many of Li Po's work, is amazing in it's picturesque word imagery, and simple expression of universal human emotion. I wish I could read his work in the original language.

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Mandira Mitra 10 November 2006

A better translation exists. By Vikram Seth.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 15 December 2021

A touching poem with superb imagery. Great brevity.

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Bumblebee 04 June 2021

Anybody else doing this poem for their assignment?

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* Sunprincess * 12 September 2015 in the mountain area with a great friend would be the best ★

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Chinedu Dike 24 April 2015

Lovely and well articulated piece written with conviction. A nice poem indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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* Waterrabbit 17 August 2011

I enjoy this poem and will try to find the recommended translation by Vikram Seth, that member Mandira Mitra commented on. Also, I felt strongly about giving this poem a good rating and I became a member so I could do so. This is a safe site according to McAfee SiteAdvisor and would ask anyone that visits here to join and participate by commenting and rating. Thankz.

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Li Po

Li Po

Chu / Kazakhstan
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