Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

On Climbing In Nan-King To The Terrace Of Phoenixes - Poem by Li Po

Phoenixes that play here once, so that the place was named for them,
Have abandoned it now to this desolated river;
The paths of Wu Palace are crooked with weeds;
The garments of Chin are ancient dust.
...Like this green horizon halving the Three Peaks,
Like this Island of White Egrets dividing the river,
A cloud has risen between the Light of Heaven and me,
To hide his city from my melancholy heart.

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  • (9/12/2015 9:22:00 PM)

    ...a write with a touch of poignancy, so beautiful ★ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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