Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

A Farewell To Secretary Shuyun At The Xietiao Villa In Xuanzhou


Since yesterday had to throw me and bolt,
Today has hurt my heart even more.
The autumn wild geese have a long wind for escort
As I face them from this villa, drinking my wine.
The bones of great writers are your brushes, in the School of Heaven,
And I am a Lesser Xie growing up by your side.
We both are exalted to distant thought,
Aspiring to the sky and the bright moon.
But since water still flows, though we cut it with our swords,
And sorrows return, though we drown them with wine,
Since the world can in no way answer our craving,
I will loosen my hair tomorrow and take to a fishing boat.

Submitted: Thursday, April 08, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Farewell To Secretary Shuyun At The Xietiao Villa In Xuanzhou by Li Po )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mohammad Akmal Nazir (2/8/2011 6:25:00 AM)

    Good poem. Extremely rich in imagery and off course in translation.
    I must congratulate the translator for such a nice translation.
    Keep it up. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. I Could Have Loved You, Sandra Feldman
  2. I Don't Feel Like A Poet Today, Buxton Shippy
  3. A weirdo, Amgad Samy
  4. an act, Billie Lynn Minear
  5. engulfed in your flesh, Billie Lynn Minear
  6. recyclops, ramon lvdiaz
  7. Ideal or Real, immanuel santos
  8. Burma war, lee fones
  9. Nexus in open, hasmukh amathalal
  10. There are veins of gold embedded, Little Eagle McGowan

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Compleyne ne koude, ne might myn herte never,
My peynes halve, ne what torment I have,
Though that I sholde in your presence ben ever,
Myn hertes lady, as wisly he me save
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The City Planners, Margaret Atwood
  3. Unity is Strength, S.D. TIWARI
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]