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Li Bai 701 to 762
Li Bai
701-762


Theme:  Friends


Other English translations:
Parting At a Tavern of Chin-Ling (Obata)


NOTES:
Amy Lowell, the co-translator of this poem with Florence Ayscough, also contributes her own wine poems to vintagewinepoems.com.

Li Bai is also known as Li Po, Li Bo, Li Tai-po, and as   Rihaku (Japanese name).

The indentions in this poem indicate the continuation of the previous line, which does not fit within the  specified margins of this web page.  Compare with the printable version.

[line 2]:  In ancient China, wine was fermented for several weeks in tubs and then strained or “pressed” through cloths.
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A Farewell Banquet (Lowell)
A Midnight Farewell (Obata)

A Mountain Revelry (Obata)

At The Ancestral Shrine Of King Yao (Lowell)

Before The Cask of Wine (Obata)

Descending The Extreme South Mountain (Lowell)

Drinking Alone by Moonlight II (Waley)

Drinking Alone On The Rock (Lowell)

Maid Of Wu (Obata)

On Being Asked Who He Is (Obata)

On The Yo-Yang Tower (Obata)

Sent As A Parting Gift (Lowell)

Taking Leave Of Du Fu (Lowell)

The Terraced Road (Lowell)

To Meng Haojan (Obata)

Two Poems Written As Parting Gifts (Lowell)

While Journeying (Obata)

With A Man of Leisure (Obata)


poems with multiple English translations:
After Being Drunk On a Spring Day (Lowell)
Awakening From Sleep On A Spring Day
(Obata)
Waking From Drunkenness on a Spring Day
(Waley)

Drinking Alone In The Moonlight I
(Lowell)
Three With The Moon And His Shadow
(Obata)
Drinking Alone by Moonlight I
(Waley) A/V

Drinking Alone In The Moonlight II
(Lowell)
A Vindication
(Obata)
Drinking Alone by Moonlight III
(Waley)

Drinking Song
(Lowell)
An Exhortation
(Obata)

Old Tai's Wine-Shop
(Lowell)
On The Death Of The Good Brewer
(Obata)

River Chant
(Lowell)
On The Ship Of Spice-wood
(Obata)
The River Song
(Pound) A/V

The Solitude of Night
(Obata)
Self-Abandonment
(Waley)
On The Eve Of Starting On A Journey
Li Bai (701 – 762), Chinese poet
translation by Florence Ayscough (1878-1942), British scholar
English verse by Amy Lowell (1874-1925), American poet

The wind blows. The inn is filled with the scent
of willow-flowers.
In the wine-shops of Wu, women are pressing the wine.
The sight invites customers to taste.
The young men and boys of Nanking have
gathered to see me off;
I wish to start, but I do not, and we drink many, many horn cups to
 the bottom.
I beg them to look at the water flowing toward the East,
And when we separate to let their thoughts follow its example and
 run constantly in my direction.


from Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems From The Chinese (1921)



Fir-Flower Tablets
 Poems From The Chinese
(1921)


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