Chinese Poems – Du Fu [ Tu Fu ]

    Moonlit Night In Fuzhou, far away, my wife is watching The moon alone tonight, and my thoughts fill With sadness for my children, who can’t think Of me here in Changan; they’re too young still Her cloud-soft hair is moist with fragrant mist. In the clear light her white arms sense the chill….

Chinese Poems – Li Bai

Listening to a Monk from Shu Playing the Lute The monk from Shu with his green lute-case walked Westward down Emei Shan, and at the sound Of the first notes he strummed for me I heard A thousand valleys’ rustling pines resound. My heart was cleansed, as if in flowing water. In bells of frost…

Chinese Poems- Wang Wei

  Wang Wei, was a poet during Tang Dynasty, period of great cultural glory in Chinese history. He was an accomplished musician, artist, calligrapher and poet, who wrote the classic ‘ Ballad of the Peach Tree Spring’ at seventeen. Su Dongpo, a later poet, said ‘ there was poetry in his painting and painting in…