Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

Lu Mountain, Kiangsi - Poem by Li Po

I climbed west on Incense Cloud Peak.
South I saw the spray-filled falls
Dropping for ten thousand feet
Sounding in a hundred gorges,
Suddenly as if lightning shone,
Strange as if light-wet rainbows lifted.
I thought the Milky Way had shattered,
Scattering stars through the clouds, downwards.

Looking up an even greater force.
Nature’s powers are so intense.
The Cosmic Wind blows there without stop.
The river’s moon echoes back the light
Into vortices where waters rush.
On both sides the clear walls were washed,
By streams of pearl broken into mist,
By clouds of foam whitening over rock.

Let me reach those Sublime Hills
Where peace comes to the quiet heart.
No more need to find the magic cup.
I’ll wash the dust, there, from my face,
And live in those regions that I love,
Separated from the Human World.

Comments about Lu Mountain, Kiangsi by Li Po

  • (9/12/2015 10:54:00 PM)

    .............beautifully penned ★ I thought the Milky Way had shattered
    scattering stars through the clouds, downwards......beautiful
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    Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/16/2016 12:19:00 PM)

    Wonderful comment

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

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