Daily Archives: February 19, 2018

The Philosopher – Bai Juyi

“Those who speak know nothing; Those who know are silent.” These words, as I am told, Were spoken by Lao Tzu. If we are to believe that Lao Ttzu Was himself one who knew, How comes it that he wrote … Continue reading

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Song Of The Palace – Bai Juyi

Tears utmost gauze cloth dream not succeed Night deep before palace press song sound Red cheek not old favour first cut Slant lean on smoke cover sit arrive brightness Her handkerchief all soaked in tears, she cannot dream, In deepest … Continue reading

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Night Snow – Bai Juyi

Startled at the cold stiffness of my pillow, I see that the window is a sheet of pure white. Deep in the night, the weight of snow increases Until I hear bamboo snapping in the darkness.

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