English poetry

Poems in English

Bringing in the Wine

See how the Yellow River’s water move out of heaven. Entering the ocean, never to return. See how lovely locks […]

About Tu Fu

I met Tu Fu on a mountaintop In August when the sun was hot. Under the shade of his big […]

Song of the Forge

The forge-fire sets a glow in the heavens, The hammer thunders, showering the smoke with sparks. A ruddy smithy, the […]

Chuang Tzu And The Butterfly

Chuang Tzu in dream became a butterfly, And the butterfly became Chuang Tzu at waking. Which was the real-the butterfly […]

Moon over Mountain Pass

A bright moon rising above Tian Shan Mountain, Lost in a vast ocean of clouds. The long wind, across thousands […]

Farewell to Meng Hao-jan

I took leave of you, old friend, at the Yellow Crane Pavilion; In the mist and bloom of March, you […]

Clearing at Dawn

The fields are chill, the sparse rain has stopped; The colours of Spring teem on every side. With leaping fish […]

His Dream Of The Skyland

The seafarers tell of the Eastern Isle of Bliss, It is lost in a wilderness of misty sea waves. But […]

Hard is the Journey

Gold vessels of fine wines, Thousands a gallon, Jade dishes of rare meats, Costing more thousands, I lay my chopsticks […]

To Tu Fu from Shantung

You ask how I spend my time I nestle against a treetrunk And listen to autumn winds In the pines […]

Leaving White King City

White King City I left at dawn In the morning-glow of the clouds; The thousand miles to Chiang-ling We sailed […]

Before The Cask of Wine

The spring wind comes from the east and quickly passes, Leaving faint ripples in the wine of the golden bowl. […]

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