|The Rhyme Maker
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
Note: The Wine Poems
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Passing the Examination (Waley)
In The Wei River (Waley)
Up Early (Waley)
Servant Wakes Me (Waley)
Being Sixty (Waley)
Planting Flowers On The Eastern Embankment (Waley)
Of The Past (Waley)
His Brother Hsing-Chien (Waley)
At The Arrival Of Ch’ēn Hsiung
Juyi (772-846), Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty
by Arthur Waley (1889-1966), British scholar
the yellow bird’s note was almost stopped;
half formed the green plum’s fruit;
and grieving that spring things were over,
rose and entered the Eastern Garden’s gate.
carried my cup and was dully drinking alone:
I heard a knocking sound at the door.
secluded, I was glad that someone had come;
much the more, when I saw it was Ch’ēn Hsiung!
ease and leisure, – all day we talked;
and jostling, – the feelings of many years.
great a thing is a single cup of wine!
it makes us tell the story of our whole lives.
A Hundred and Seventy Chinese Poems
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170 Chinese Poems (1918)
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