Poems by Li Bai

Poems by Li Bai

The Summit Temple, by Li Bai

Tonight I stay at the Summit Temple.
Here I could pluck the stars with my hand,
I dare not spe...

Three with the Moon and His Shadow, by Li Bai

With a jar of wine I sit by the flowering trees.
I drink alone, and where are my friends?
Ah, ...

To His Friend Departing for Shuh, by Li Bai

I hear the Tsang-tsung road
Is rough and rugged, and hard to travel.
It is so steep that the m...

To His Three Friends, by Li Bai

When the hunter sets traps only for rabbits,
Tigers and dragons are left uncaught.
Even so, m...

To His Two Children, by Li Bai

In the land of Wu the mulberry leaves are green,
And thrice the silkworms have gone to sleep.

The Women of Yueh, by Li Bai

I She is a southern girl of Chang-kan Town;
Her face is prettier than star or moon,
And whit...

The Yo-Mei Mountain Moon, by Li Bai

The autumn moon is half round above the Yo-mei Mountain;
Its pale light falls in and flows with...

His Dream of the Sky-Land, by Li Bai

The sea-farers tell of the Eastern Isle of Bliss,
It is lost in a wilderness of misty sea waves...

By the Great Wall, by Li Bai

I Came the barbarian horde with the autumn;
Out went the imperial army from the House of Han....

The Ching-Ting Mountain, by Li Bai

Flocks of birds have flown high and away;
A solitary drift of cloud, too, has gone, wanderin...

Chuang Chou and the Butterfly, by Li Bai

Chuang Chou in dream became a butterfly,
And the butterfly became Chuang Chou at waking.

Clearing at Dawn, by Li Bai

The fields are chill; the sparse rain has stopped;
The colors of Spring teem on every side.

The Crows at Nightfall, by Li Bai

In the twilight of yellow clouds
The crows seek their nests by the city wall.
The crows are fly...

An Encounter in the Field, by Li Bai

Came an amorous rider,
Trampling the fallen flowers of the road.
The dangling end of his crop

An Exhortation, by Li Bai

Do you not see the waters of the Yellow River
Come flowing from the sky?
The swift stream pours...