English poetry

Poems in English

The Sun Sets in Molten Gold

The sun sets in molten gold. The evening clouds form a jade disk. Where is he? Dense white mist envelops […]

Tz’u No. 16 (Bajiao)

Who planted the Bajiao tree under my windows? Its shade fills the courtyard; Its shade fills the courtyard… Leaf to […]

Tz’u No. 10 (Exile)

To the tune of “Bodhisattva Aliens” Soft breezes, mild sunshine, Spring is still young. The sudden change of the light […]

A Morning Dream

This morning I dreamed I followed Widely spaced bells, ringing in the wind, And climbed through mists to rosy clouds. […]

As in a Dream

To the melody of “Ru Meng Lin” Last night in the light rain as rough winds blew, My drunken sleep […]

Our Boat Starts At Night

Our boat starts at night From the beach of Yen Kuang. Great ships sail only for profit Only small boats […]

Tz’u No. 8

To the tune of “Rinsing Silk Stream” My courtyard is small, windows idle, Spring is getting old. Screens unrolled cast […]

Tz’u No. 18

To the tune of “Intoxicated in the Shadow of Flowers” Thin mist, dense clouds, a grief-stricken day; Auspicious incense burns […]

Tz’u No. 2 (Wine Joy)

To the tune “As in a Dream” I have long remembered The pavilion On the stream The falling sun So […]


To the melody of “Sheng Sheng Man” I pine and peak And questless seek Groping and moping to linger and […]

When Night Comes

To the tune of “Telling My Most Intimate Feelings” When night comes, I am so flushed with wine, I undo […]

To the Tune

Breeze soft, sun frail, spring still early. In a new lined dress my heart was refreshed, But when I rose […]

The Double Ninth Festival

To the tune of “Intoxicated Under the Shadow of Flowers” Light mists and heavy clouds, Melancholy the long dreary day. […]