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Juyi is also known as Po Chü-i and, in Japan, as Haku Kyo'i.
a government official in the Tang Dynasty, including posts as governor
of three different provinces. Many of his poems reflect his
- S. H. Bass
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In The Wei River (Waley)
Up Early (Waley)
Servant Wakes Me (Waley)
Being Sixty (Waley)
Planting Flowers On The Eastern Embankment (Waley)
Rejoicing At The Arrival Of Ch’ēn Hsiung (Waley)
Of The Past (Waley)
His Brother Hsing-Chien (Waley)
Passing the Examination
Juyi (772-846), Chinese poet
by Arthur Waley (1889-1966), British scholar/poet
ten years I never left my books;
went up . . . and won unmerited praise.
high place I do not much prize;
joy of my parents will first make me proud.
students, six or seven men,
me off as I leave the City gate.
covered coach is ready to drive away;
and strings blend their parting tune.
achieved dull the pains of parting;
of wine shorten the long road . . .
with wings is the horse of him who rides
a Spring day the road that leads to home.
Translations from the Chinese (1919)
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170 Chinese Poems (1918)
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