|The Rhyme Maker
Du Fu is also
known as Tu Fu
Amy Lowell, the co-translator of this poem with
Florence Ayscough, also contributes her own wine poems to this site.
S. H. Bass
Note: The Wine Poems
more Du Fu
Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup
To Li Bai As A Gift (Lowell)
Li Bai (Obata)
Of Li Bai On A Spring Day (Lowell)
Li Bai On A Spring Day (Obata)
Toast for Mêng
Fu (712-770), Chinese poet
by Florence Ayscough (1878-1942), British scholar
English versions by Amy
Lowell (1874-1925), American poet
grief for our white heads.
love the long watches of the night, the red candle.
would be difficult to have too much of meeting,
us not be in hurry to talk of separation.
because the Heaven River will sink,
had better empty the wine-cups.
at bright dawn, the world’s business will entangle us.
brush away our tears,
go – East and West.
Tablets: Poems From The Chinese (1921)
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