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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
Bumblebee 04 June 2021
Anybody else doing this poem for their assignment?
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* Sunprincess * 12 September 2015
............living 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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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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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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