Tu Fu

I Stand Alone By Tu Fu

I Stand Alone By Tu Fu

I Stand Alone by Tu Fu English version by Sam Hamill Original Language Chinese A falcon hovers at the edge of the sky. Two gulls drift slowly up the river. Vulnerable while they ride the wind, they coast and glide with ease. Dew is heavy on the grass below, the spider’s web is ready. Heaven... »

Moon, Rain, Riverbank By Tu Fu

Moon, Rain, Riverbank By Tu Fu

Moon, Rain, Riverbank by Tu Fu English version by Sam Hamill Original Language Chinese Rain roared through, now the autumn night is clear. The water wears a patina of gold and carries a bright jade star. Heavenly River runs clear and pure, as gently as before. Sunset buries the mountains in shadow. ... »

Visiting The Monastery At Lung-Men By Tu Fu

Visiting The Monastery At Lung-Men By Tu Fu

Visiting the Monastery at Lung-men by Tu Fu English version by Sam Hamill Original Language Chinese I explored the grounds with monks this evening, and now the night has passed. Heavy silence rises all around us while late moonlight spills through the forest. The mountain rises almost into heaven. S... »

Spring Passing By Tu Fu

Spring Passing By Tu Fu

Spring Passing by Tu Fu English version by Doug Westendorp Original Language Chinese The blue of the river whitens the birds as fresh greening hills brighten red flowers. I watch as the new spring comes to pass, wondering when I too might head home. Hits: 2 »

To Li Po By Tu Fu

To Li Po By Tu Fu

To Li Po by Tu Fu English version by Eugene Eoyang Original Language Chinese Autumn, and we’re still like the will-o’-the wisp, Not having found the elixir, like Ko Hung. Drinking to excess, singing with abandon, idly passing the day; Flitting here and there, flailing about, to impress w... »

Rain, Four Poems Two Selections By Tu Fu

Rain, Four Poems Two Selections By Tu Fu

Rain, Four Poems Two Selections by Tu Fu English version by William H. Nienhauser Original Language Chinese 1. Light rain doesn’t slick the road; Broken clouds slack, then move again. The foot of racing purple cliffs — black; At the horizon the white birds — bright. The autumn sun ... »

Alone, Looking for Blossoms Along the River – Tu Fu

Alone, Looking for Blossoms Along the River – Tu Fu

The sorrow of riverside blossoms inexplicable, And nowhere to complain — I’ve gone half crazy. I look up our southern neighbor. But my friend in wine Gone ten days drinking. I find only an empty bed. A thick frenzy of blossoms shrouding the riverside, I stroll, listing dangerously, in fu... »