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Five T’ang Poets

The selections from these five poets constitute some of the greatest lyric poetry ever written. Each poet is introduced by the translator, David Young, and represented by a selection that spans the poet’s development and career.

184 pages | 5 x 7 1/2


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Table of Contents

PREFACE • WANG WEI • Introduction • A Spring Day at the Farm • Watching the Hunt • To Secretary Su • Autumn Evening in the Mountains • Walking in Mountains in the Rain • Late Spring: Mr. Yen and His Friends Come to Visit • My Mount Chungnan Cottage • Spring in the Garden • Watching It Snow and Thinking of My Friend, the Hermit Hu • Passing the Temple of Accumulated Fragrance • Returning to My Cottage • Floating on a Marsh • LI PO • Introduction • A Clear Wet Dawn • Drinking in Moonlight • For Tu Fu • Grotto Garden • Talking Leave of a Friend • Listening to the Monk Chun Play His Lute • She Thinks of Him • ‘Fighting South of the Ramparts’ • Goodbye at the River • To Wang Lun • High in the Mountains, I Fail to Find the Wise Man • Little Elegy • Conversation Among Mountains • Waking Up Drunk on a Spring Day • Indulgence • Blue Water Song • Autumn Lines • TU FU • Introduction • from Five Hundred Words about My Journey from the Capital to Feng-Hsien • A Moonlit Night • Spring Scene • The P’eng-ya Road • Meandering River • For Li Po • In the City on Business I Meet One Friend and We Spend the Night Eating and Drinking at the House of Another • Thinking of My Brothers on a Moonlit Night • New Moon • Rain on a Spring Night • Seven for the Flowers Near the River • Weary Night • Spring • Watching Fireflies • Five Poems on the Autumn Fields • White Horse • LI HO • Introduction • Twelve Poems on the Months • Big Song • Among Ruins • Song of the Screen • Meditation • Dawn in Stone City • Magic Strings I • Magic Strings II • Finding an Arrowhead on an Old Battlefield • A Beautiful Girl Combs Her Hair • LI SHANG-YIN • Introduction • Things I Can’t Stand Hearing • The Overdecorated Lute • A Riddle and a Gift • Untitled Love Poem I • Untitled Love Poem II • Untitled Love Poem III • Untitled Love Poem IV • Untitled Love Poem V • Double Poem of Adultery •Three for the Goddess of the Moon • Spring Rain • Fallen Flowers • In Exile • Letter Home

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