English poetry

Poems in English

Green Mountain

You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain; I smile and make no reply for my heart is […]

Drinking Alone

I take my wine jug out among the flowers To drink alone, without friends. I raise my cup to entice […]

Summer in the Mountains

Gently I stir a white feather fan, With open shirt sitting in a green wood. I take off my cap […]

To His Two Children

In the land of Wu the mulberry leaves are green, And thrice the silkworms have gone to sleep. In East […]

For Meng Hao-Jan

I love Master Meng. Free as a flowing breeze, He is famous Throughout the world. In rosy youth, he cast […]

Down from the Mountain

As down Mount Emerald at eve I came, The mountain moon went all the way with me. Backward I looked, […]

Nefarious War

Last year we fought by the head-stream of the Sang-kan, This year we are fighting on the Tsung-ho road. We […]


I sat srinking and did not notice the dusk, Till falling petals filled the folds of my dress. Drunken I […]

She Spins Silk

Far up river in Szechuan, Waters rise as spring winds roar. How can I dare to meet her now, To […]

Marble Stairs Grievance

On Marble Stairs Still grows the white dew That has all night Soaked her silk slippers, But she lets down […]

Autumn River Song

The moon shimmers in green water. White herons fly through the moonlight. The young man hears a girl gathering water-chestnuts: […]

To Tan-Ch'iu

My friend is lodging high in the Eastern Range, Dearly loving the beauty of valleys and hills. At green Spring […]

A Vindication

If heaven loved not the wine, A Wine Star would not be in heaven; If earth loved not the wine, […]

Mountain Drinking Song

To drown the ancient sorrows, We drank a hundred jugs of wine There in the beautiful night. We couldn’t go […]

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