English poetry

Poems in English

Deer Enclosure

Empty hill not see person Yet hear person voice sound Return scene enter deep forest Duplicate light green moss on […]

Lily Magnolia Enclosure

Autumn hill gather surplus shine Fly bird chase before companion. Colour green moment bright, Sunset mist no fixed place. The […]

Farewell (II)

Hill at mutual escort stop Day dusk shut wood door Spring grass next year green Prince offspring return not return […]

Jinzhu Ridge

Wingceltis goldenrain shine empty bend Fresh and green ripple ripples ripples Secret enter Shang hill road Woodcutter not able know […]

A Song of Peach-Blossom River

A fisherman is drifting, enjoying the spring mountains, And the peach-trees on both banks lead him to an ancient source. […]

Birds Calling in the Ravine

I’m idle, as osmanthus flowers fall, This quiet night in spring, the hill is empty. The moon comes out and […]

Bound Home to Mount Song

The limpid river, past its bushes Running slowly as my chariot, Becomes a fellow voyager Returning home with the evening […]

A View of the Han River

With its three southern branches reaching the Chu border, And its nine streams touching the gateway of Jing, This river […]

A Green Stream

I have sailed the River of Yellow Flowers, Borne by the channel of a green stream, Rounding ten thousand turns […]

Song of an Old General

When he was a youth of fifteen or twenty, He chased a wild horse, he caught him and rode him, […]

Mengcheng Col

New house Mengcheng entrance Old tree surplus sorrow willow Come person again for who Only sorrow former person be Who […]

An Evening in the Mountains

After rain the empty mountain Stands autumnal in the evening, Moonlight in its groves of pine, Stones of crystal in […]

Hut Among the Bamboos

Sitting alone In the hush of the bamboo grove I thrum my lute And whistle lingering notes. In the secrecy […]

Replying to Subprefect Zhang

Old age think good quiet Everything not concern heart Self attend without great plan Empty know return old forest Pine […]

Mount Zhongnan

Its massive height near the City of Heaven Joins a thousand mountains to the corner of the sea. Clouds, when […]


Down horse drink gentleman alcohol Ask gentleman what place go Gentleman say not achieve wish Return lie south mountain near […]

South Hill

Light boat south hill go North hill vast expanse hard reach Separate bank see person home Long way off not […]


A red berry grows In the south country The boughs are full of them When spring arrives. Gather some, I […]

A Study

Light cloud pavilion light rain Dark yard day weary open Sit look green moss colour About to on person clothes […]

Temple Tree Path

Narrow path sunless temple locust tree Deep dark much green moss Should gate except meet sweep In case have hill […]

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