Bai Juyi (772–846 / Taiyuan, Shanxi)
Autumn Thoughts, Sent Far Away
We share all these disappointments of failing
autumn a thousand miles apart. This is where
autumn wind easily plunders courtyard trees,
but the sorrows of distance never scatter away.
Swallow shadows shake out homeward wings.
Orchid scents thin, drifting from old thickets.
These lovely seasons and fragrant years falling
lonely away— we share such emptiness here.
Bai Juyi's Other Poems
- A Foresaken Garden
- A Lament for my Son, Ts'ui
- A Song of the Palace.
- A Suggestion to My Friend, Liu.
- A Visit to Qiantang Lake in Spring
- After Collecting the Autumn Taxes
- After Lunch
- After Passing the Examination
- An Invitation to Mr Liu
- At the End of Spring
- Autumn Cold
- Autumn Thoughts, Sent Far Away
- Drunk Again
- Eating Bamboo Shoots
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