Bai Juyi

(772–846 / Taiyuan, Shanxi)

Rain - Poem by Bai Juyi

Since I lived a stranger in the City of Hsün-yang
Hour by hour bitter rain has poured.
On few days has the dark sky cleared;
In listless sleep I have spent much time.
The lake has widened till it almost joins the sky;
The clouds sink till they touch the water's face.
Beyond my hedge I hear the boatmen's talk;
At the street-end I hear the fisher's song.
Misty birds are lost in yellow air;
Windy sails kick the white waves.
In front of my gate the horse and carriage-way
In a single night has turned into a river-bed.


Comments about Rain by Bai Juyi

  • Rajendran Muthiah (8/9/2012 10:13:00 AM)


    What happens during heavy showers is aptly described. Smooth flowing lines. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 9, 2012



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