Drinking with Li Po

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Drinking with Li Po

Post by Lake » Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:53 pm

Drinking with Li Po

For nine and fifty years
you’ve rowed on Moontarn
like a fool, hair whitened with reed catkins,
conversing with the formless omnipresent,
the nonexistent omniscient.
Now you jump into the water to catch the moon –
What splashing!

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Re: Drinking with Li Po

Post by BenJohnson » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:21 pm

What splashing indeed! Well done Lake.

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Re: Drinking with Li Po

Post by Ros » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:31 pm

Wonderful, Lake. I'm sure Barrie would be most pleased with having inspired so many great poems. And everyone's finding a slightly different, but very appropriate, format.
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Re: Drinking with Li Po

Post by David » Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:22 pm

I'm inclined to echo Ben, Lake - what splashing indeed!

The oul feller would have loved this Li Po tribute.

Cheers

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Re: Drinking with Li Po

Post by Elphin » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:46 pm

The old fella has inspired some fine words and yours are very fine indeed.

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Re: Drinking with Li Po

Post by twoleftfeet » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:55 pm

Nice one, Lake.

I always looked forward to Barrie's posts about your translations of Chinese poetry (as I do, of course, the translations
themselves).

I feel sure that this is to his liking
Geoff

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