Po Chu-I Poems
|1.||Planting A Lichi Tree||9/30/2010|
|2.||The Almond Blossoms Of Chao Village||9/30/2010|
|3.||A Lament For My Son Ts’ui||9/30/2010|
|5.||The Grain Tribute||9/30/2010|
|6.||The Old Man With The Broken Arm||9/30/2010|
|7.||The Dragon Of The Black Pool||9/30/2010|
|9.||Staying At Bamboo Lodge||9/30/2010|
|10.||Night On The West River||9/30/2010|
|11.||On Being Stricken With Paralysis||9/30/2010|
|13.||Remembering Golden Bells||9/30/2010|
|16.||The Dwarfs Of Tao-Chou||9/30/2010|
|17.||Lazy Man's Song||9/30/2010|
|18.||The Philosopher [lao Tzu]||9/30/2010|
|19.||The Red Cockatoo||9/30/2010|
|20.||A Forsaken Garden||9/30/2010|
A Forsaken Garden
I enter the court
Through the middle gate—
And my sleeve is wet with tears.
The flowers still grow
In the courtyard,
Though two springs have fled
Since last their master came.
The windows, porch, and bamboo screen
Are just as they always were,
But at the entrance to the house
Someone is missing—
Last year, when I lay sick,
I'd never touch a drop again
As long as I should live.
But who could know
What this year's spring would bring ?
And here I am,
Coming home from old Liu's house
As drunk as I can be!