Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

Song Of The Forge - Poem by Li Po

The forge-fire sets a glow in the heavens,
the hammer thunders, showering the smoke with sparks.

A ruddy smithy, the white face of the moon,
and the hammer, ringing down cold dark canyons.

Li T'ai-po
tr. Hamil


Comments about Song Of The Forge by Li Po

  • Glen Kappy (11/7/2016 6:20:00 PM)

    Song of the Forge
    a vivid description. is there a deeper meaning? yes or no, the word-picture is enough to hold me and make me wonder. -glen kappy (Report) Reply

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  • (9/12/2015 7:53:00 PM)


    ...so vivid and picturesque ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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