Bai Juyi

(772–846 / Taiyuan, Shanxi)

Remembering South Of The River - Poem by Bai Juyi

South river good
Landscape old once know well
Sunrise river flower red bear fire
Spring come river water green like lily
Can not remember river south
South of the river is good,
Long ago, I knew the landscape well.
At sunrise, the river's flowers are red like fire,
In spring, the river's water's green as lilies.
How could I not remember south of the river?

Comments about Remembering South Of The River by Bai Juyi

  • Susan Williams (1/16/2016 3:39:00 PM)

    It is odd that when we return to a place we knew well once upon a time, we both see it as it was and how it is now. And the displaced emotions attack at the same time as the feeling of homecoming. I so love his poetry. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 9, 2012

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