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Li Bai 701 to 762
Li Bai
701-762


Theme:  Friends


Other English translations:
On The Eve Of Starting On A Journey (Lowell)


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

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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)

Parting At A Tavern Of Chin-Ling
Li Bai (701 – 762), Chinese poet
translated by Shigeyoshi Obata (1888-1971)

The wind blows the willow bloom and fills the
whole tavern with
fragrance
While the pretty girls of Wu bid us taste the new wine.
My good comrades of Chin-ling, hither you have come to see
me off.
I, going, still tarry; and we drain our cups evermore.
Pray ask the river, which is the longer of the two –
Its east-flowing stream, or the thoughts of ours
at parting!


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


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

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