Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

Down Zhongnan Mountain - Poem by Li Po

Down the blue mountain in the evening,
Moonlight was my homeward escort.
Looking back, I saw my path
Lie in levels of deep shadow....
I was passing the farm-house of a friend,
When his children called from a gate of thorn
And led me twining through jade bamboos
Where green vines caught and held my clothes.
And I was glad of a chance to rest
And glad of a chance to drink with my friend....
We sang to the tune of the wind in the pines;
And we finished our songs as the stars went down,
When, I being drunk and my friend more than happy,
Between us we forgot the world.

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  • Gold Star - 29,942 Points * Sunprincess * (9/13/2015 5:10:00 PM) interesting, and nicely written ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

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