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When Night Comes

Rating: 2.9

To the tune of "Telling My Most Intimate Feelings"

When night comes,
I am so flushed with wine,
I undo my hair slowly:
a plum calyx is
stuck on a damaged branch.
I wake dazed when smoke
breaks my spring sleep.
The dream distant,

so very distant;
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Akande Lukman 17 December 2018

Good poem Li ching Chao..... Well conveyed

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Anil Kumar Panda 17 December 2018

Excellent poetry. Enjoyed thoroughly. Such a nice weaving of words in to a poem.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 December 2018

So brilliant expression. Beautiful poem has been shared amazingly.

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Alison mujati 17 December 2018

Good poem keep it up li ching

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M Asim Nehal 10 July 2021

The needs and wants of this mortal body while it is still a bud can be so frustrating. This poem is a classic example of 'how buds are crushed before they bloom'. Brilliant poem.

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Kevin Patrick 18 December 2018

I cannot even imagine what the original text of this work is like in its native tongue, but the English translation is magical and evocative with great depth of imagery. Fantastic choice for classical poem of the day!

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Bernard F. Asuncion 17 December 2018

A brilliant poem by Li Ching Chao????

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Owen Potts 17 December 2018

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Edward Kofi Louis 17 December 2018

Night! So very Quiet! ! Thanks for sharing.

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