Bitter Love

Bitter Love  Li Bai (701-762)  The beauty sits behind a jeweled screen,Lamenting him with lovely, furled brows.When all I see are cheeks stained wet with tears,I wonder, where’s the one who broke his vows?   Chinese 怨情李白 美人捲珠簾深坐蹙蛾眉但見淚痕濕不知心恨誰 Pronunciation Yuàn QíngLǐ Bái Měi rén juǎn zhū liánShēn zuò cù é méiDàn …

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Thoughts on a Quiet Night

Thoughts on a Quiet Night  Li Bai (701-762)  Before my bed the bright moon shines its light,Perhaps the frost now covers all the ground;I lift my head to see the shining moon,I bow my head to see my native town.   Chinese 靜夜思李白 床前明月光疑是地上霜舉頭望明月低頭思故鄉 Pronunciation Jìng Yè SīLǐ Bái Chuáng qián …

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Plum Garden

For Boris and Miona They find a garden lush with plum-air scentsAs spring sun filters through the dew-dust leavesAnd subtle sighs arise while fruit ferments,For Eden enters Earth when minds conceive. Within the garden deep an oak tree grows,Preserving plum and fruit from sudden squallsWith roots that …

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