Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

Visiting A Taoist On Tiatien Mountain

Poem by Li Po

Amongst bubbling streams
a dog barks; peach blossom
is heavy with dew; here
and there a deer can
be seen in forest glades!
No sound of the mid-day
bell enters this fastness
where blue mist rises
from bamboo groves;
down from a high peak
hangs a waterfall;
non knows where he has gone, so sadly I rest,
with my back leaning
against a pine.


Comments about Visiting A Taoist On Tiatien Mountain by Li Po

  • * Sunprincess * (9/10/2015 8:11:00 AM)

    .............a lovely and peaceful place ★(Report)Reply

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  • Ye Caterpillar (4/30/2012 9:16:00 AM)

    As a non-Chinese speaker, it is great to see an alternative translation. Thanks, Stanton, you give a new insight to this!(Report)Reply

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  • Stanton Hager (8/24/2006 6:02:00 AM)

    A dog's bark mingles with splashing water;
    Peach blossoms fatten on spring rain.
    Here and there, in deep woods, I spot deer;
    A loud-flowing stream drowns out noon's bell.
    Blades of bamboo slice blue mist;
    From a jade peak erupts a cascading spring.
    At the retreat no one knows where master has gone;
    Dejected, I lean against this and that pine, and wait. (trans., S.H.)(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002