Su Tung-po

(1037 - 1101 / China)

Poems of Su Tung-po

1. Battle of Red Cliff 1/1/2004
2. On the birth of his son 4/7/2010
3. Pu suan tzu 1/1/2004
4. Remembrance 1/1/2004
5. Shui lung yin 1/1/2004
6. Shui Tiao Ko Tou 1/1/2004

Shui Tiao Ko Tou

Will a moon so bright ever arise again?
Drink a cupful of wine and ask of the sky.
I don't know where the palace gate of heaven is,
Or even the year in which tonight slips by.
I want to return riding the whirl-wind! But I
Feel afraid that this heaven of jasper and jade
Lets in the cold, its palaces rear so high.
I shall get up and dance with my own shadow.
From life endured among men how far a cry!

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