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Li Bai On A Spring Day (Obata)
Du Fu is also
known as Tu Fu
Yü and Pao were
poets, contemporaries of Du Fu and Li Bai.
Li Bai, to whom this poem is addressed, was
a contemporary of Du Fu and a major contributor to vintagewinepoems.com.
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
Toast for Mêng
Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup
Li Bai (Obata)
Of Li Bai On
A Spring Day
Fu (712-770), Chinese poet
by Florence Ayscough (1878-1942), British scholar
English verse by Amy
Lowell (1874-1925), American poet
poems of Bai are unequaled.
thoughts are never categorical, but fly high in the wind.
poems are clear and fresh as those of Yü, the official;
are fine and easy as those of Pao, the military counselor.
am North of the river Wei, looking at the Spring trees;
are East of the river, watching the sunset clouds.
shall we meet over a jug of wine?
shall I have another precious discussion of literature with
Tablets; Poems From The Chinese (1921)
Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems from the Chinese (1921)
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