Po Chu-I


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
4. Autumn Cold 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
8. Lute 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
12. Drunk Again 9/30/2010
13. Remembering Golden Bells 9/30/2010
14. Kept Waiting 9/30/2010
15. 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
Best Poem of Po Chu-I

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—


Read the full of A Forsaken Garden

Drunk Again

Last year, when I lay sick,

I vowed

I'd never touch a drop again

As long as I should live.

But who could know

Last year

What this year's spring would bring ?

And here I am,

Coming home from old Liu's house

As drunk as I can be!

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