Po Chu-I Poems
|1.||The Almond Blossoms Of Chao Village||9/30/2010|
|2.||A Lament For My Son Ts’ui||9/30/2010|
|3.||Planting A Lichi Tree||9/30/2010|
|4.||The Grain Tribute||9/30/2010|
|5.||The Dragon Of The Black Pool||9/30/2010|
|7.||Staying At Bamboo Lodge||9/30/2010|
|8.||Night On The West River||9/30/2010|
|11.||The Old Man With The Broken Arm||9/30/2010|
|14.||Remembering Golden Bells||9/30/2010|
|15.||On Being Stricken With Paralysis||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.||A Forsaken Garden||9/30/2010|
|20.||The Red Cockatoo||9/30/2010|
The Red Cockatoo
Sent as a present from Annam—
A red cockatoo.
Colored like the peach-tree blossom,
Speaking with the speech of men.
And they did to it what is always done
To the learned and eloquent.
They took a cage with stout bars
And shut it up inside.
here's my snowy crown
time's tinted decrepitude
there's the frost in the courtyard
autumn's glittery breath
now I'm sick and just watching my wife
then I'm frozen waiting for the maid
to comb my hair
without the body