Su Tung-po

(1037 - 1101 / China)

Su Tung-po Poems

1. Shui Lung Yin 1/1/2004
2. Pu Suan Tzu 1/1/2004
3. Shui Tiao Ko Tou 1/1/2004
4. On The Birth Of His Son 4/7/2010
5. Remembrance 1/1/2004
6. Battle Of Red Cliff 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Su Tung-po

Battle Of Red Cliff

The Yangtze flows east
Washing away
A thousand ages of great men
West of the ramparts --
People say --
Are the fabled Red Cliffs of young Chou of the Three Kingdoms
Rebellious rocks pierce the sky
Frightening waves rip the bank
The backwash churns vast snowy swells --
River and mountains like a painting
how many heroes passed them, once ...

Think back to those years, Chou Yu --
Just married to the younger Chiao --
Brave, brilliant
With plumed fan, silk kerchief
Laughed and talked
While masts and oars vanished to flying ash and smoke!
I ...

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