English poetry

Poems in English

On Kusu Terrace

The old gardens of Kusu Terrace Are a wilderness, yet the willows That remain still put out new branches; Lasses […]

Waterfall at Lu-shan

Sunlight streams on the river stones. From high above, the river steadily plunges Three thousand feet of sparkling water The […]

The Old Dust

The living is a passing traveler; The dead, a man come home. One brief journey betwixt heaven and earth, Then, […]


There was wine in a cup of gold And a girl of fifteen from Wu, Her eyebrows painted dark And […]

A Mountain Revelry

To wash and rinse our souls of their age-old sorrows, We drained a hundred jugs of wine. A splendid night […]

Ch’ing P’ing Tiao

Clouds bring back to mind her dress, the flowers her face. Winds of spring caress the rail where sparkling dew-drops […]

Ziyi Song

Chang-an one slip of moon; In ten thousand houses, the sound of fulling mallets. Autumn winds keep on blowing, All […]

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