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Li Bai 701 to 762
Li Bai
701-762


Theme:  Friends


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

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

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)

On The Eve Of Starting On A Journey
(Lowell)
Parting At a Tavern of Chin-Ling
(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 Yo-Yang Tower
Li Bai (701 – 762), Chinese poet
translated by Shigeyoshi Obata (1888-1971)

Here from this tower we may view
The whole fair region of Yo-yang,
And the winding river
Opening into the Tung-ting Lake.
Wild geese, flying past,
Take away with you the sorrow of the heart!
And, come, thou mountain, give us thy happy
moon!

Here will we sit to feast
And tarry a while with the clouds
And pass the cup high above the world of cares.
When we are goodly warm with wine,
Then, thou cooling breeze, arise!
Come and blow as we dance!
And our sleeves will flap like wings.


“On The Yo-Yang Tower With His Friend, Chia”, from The Works of Li Po, the Chinese Poet (1921)


The Works of Li Po, the Chinese Poet (1921)

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