Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

Li Po Poems

41. Old Poem 4/8/2010
42. Nefarious War 12/31/2002
43. Mountain Drinking Song 12/31/2002
44. Moon over Mountain Pass 12/31/2002
45. MĂȘng Hao-jan 4/8/2010
46. Marble Stairs Grievance 12/31/2002
47. Lu Mountain, Kiangsi 4/8/2010
48. Looking For A Monk And Not Finding Him 12/31/2002
49. Long Yearning (Sent Far) 4/8/2010
50. Listening to a Flute in Yellow Crane Pavillion 12/31/2002
51. Lines For A Taoist Adept 4/8/2010
52. Leaving White King City 12/31/2002
53. Lament of the Frontier Guard 4/8/2010
54. Lament for Mr Tai 4/8/2010
55. In Spring 4/8/2010
56. Ho Chih-chang 4/8/2010
57. His Dream Of The Skyland 12/31/2002
58. Hard is the Journey 12/31/2002
59. Green Mountain 12/31/2002
60. Good Old Moon 12/31/2002

The Old Dust

The living is a passing traveler;
The dead, a man come home.
One brief journey betwixt heaven and earth,
Then, alas! we are the same old dust of ten thousand ages.
The rabbit in the moon pounds the medicine in vain;
Fu-sang, the tree of immortality, has crumbled to kindling wood.
Man dies, his white bones are dumb without a word
When the green pines feel the coming of the spring.
Looking back, I sigh; looking before, I sigh again.

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