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Bai Juyi – 白居易

A Poem by Bai Juyi , 白居易 , 池上: On the Lake -2

On the Lake (2) Bai Juyi 池上 小娃撑小艇 偷采白莲回 不解藏踪迹 浮萍一道开 Little child paddle small boat Drift pick white lotus back Not know hide trace Duckweed one path open * A little child paddles a little boat, Drifting about, and …

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A Poem by Bai Juyi , 白居易 , 池上: On the Lake -1

On the Lake (1) Bai Juyi 池上 山僧对棋坐 局上竹阴清 映竹无人见 时闻下子声 Mountain monks facing chess sit Board on bamboo dark quiet Shine bamboo no person see Sometimes hear down chess piece sound * Two monks sit facing, playing chess on …

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A Poem by Bai Juyi , 白居易 : Spring Sleep

Spring Sleep Bai Juyi   Pillow low quilt warm body smooth and steady Sunshine room door cloth not open Still have young spring air taste Often brief arrive sleep at come * The pillow’s low, the quilt is warm, the …

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A Poem by Bai Juyi , 白居易 : 宫词 – Song of the Palace

Song of the Palace Bai Juyi 宫词 泪尽罗巾梦不成 夜深前殿按歌声 红颜未老恩先断 斜倚薰笼坐到明 Tears utmost gauze cloth dream not succeed Night deep before palace press song sound Red cheek not old favour first cut Slant lean on smoke cover sit arrive brightness …

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A Poem by Bai Juyi , 白居易 : 读老子 – Reading Laozi

Reading Laozi Bai Juyi 读老子 言者不如知者默 此语吾闻于老君 若道老君是知者 缘何自著五千文 Speak person not know know person silent This saying I hear from old gentleman If Way old gentleman be know person Reason what confident five thousand characters * Those who speak …

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A Poem by Bai Juyi , 白居易: Grass – 草

  Part part plain on grass One year one wither flourish Prairie fire burn not destroy Spring wind blow again life Distant fragrance invade old path Clear emerald meet ruined town Again see off noble friend go Crowded full parting …

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A Poem by Bai Juyi : Feelings on Watching the Moon – 自河南经乱关内阻饥兄弟离散各在一处

Feelings on Watching the Moon Bai Juyi 自河南经乱关内阻饥兄弟离散各在一处… 符离及下邽弟妹 时难年饥世业空 弟兄羁旅各西东 田园寥落干戈后 骨肉流离道路中 吊影分为千里雁 辞根散作九秋蓬 共看明月应垂泪 一夜乡心五处同 The times are hard: a year of famine has emptied the fields, My brothers live abroad- scattered west and east. Now fields and …

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