Li Bai Poems : On the Ship of Spice-Wood

My ship is built of spice-wood and has a rudder of mulan;
Musicians sit at the two ends with jeweled Bamboo flutes and pipes of gold.
What a pleasure it is, with a cask of sweet wine
And singing girls beside me,
To drift on the water hither and thither with the waves!
I am happier than the fairy of the air, who rode on his yellow crane.
And free as the merman who followed the sea-gulls aimlessly.
Now with the strokes of my inspired pen I shake the Five Mountains.
My poem is done, I laugh and my delight is vaster than the sea.
Oh, deathless poetry! The songs of Chu-ping are ever glorious as the sun and moon,
While the palace and towers of the Chu kings have vanished from the hills.
Yea, if worldly fame and riches were things to last forever,
The waters of the River Han would flow north-westward, too.

Submited by

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 20:19

Poesia Consagrada :

No votes yet

Li Bai

Li Bai's picture
Offline
Title: Membro
Last seen: 9 years 6 weeks ago
Joined: 04/19/2011
Posts:
Points: 141

Add comment

Login to post comments

other contents of Li Bai

Topic Title Replies Views Last Postsort icon Language
Poesia Consagrada/Biography Li Bai Biografia 0 1.114 04/21/2011 - 01:38 Portuguese
Poesia Consagrada/Biography Li Bai Biography 0 1.364 04/21/2011 - 01:34 English
Poesia Consagrada/Biography Li Bai Biografía 0 1.787 04/21/2011 - 01:29 Spanish
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : The Yo-Mei Mountain Moon 0 869 04/21/2011 - 01:25 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : The Women of Yueh 0 1.001 04/21/2011 - 01:24 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : To His Two Children 0 761 04/21/2011 - 01:23 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : To His Three Friends 0 981 04/21/2011 - 01:22 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : To His Friend Departing for Shuh 0 694 04/21/2011 - 01:20 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : Three with the Moon and His Shadow 0 906 04/21/2011 - 01:19 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : The Summit Temple 0 1.667 04/21/2011 - 01:19 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : A Summer Day 0 867 04/21/2011 - 01:18 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : The Steep Road to Shuh 0 801 04/21/2011 - 01:16 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : Sorrow of the Long Gate Palace 0 900 04/21/2011 - 01:14 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : The Ruin of the Ku-Su Palace 0 937 04/21/2011 - 01:10 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : The Ruin of the Capital of Yueh 0 877 04/21/2011 - 01:09 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter by: Li Bai (701-762) 0 1.019 04/21/2011 - 01:08 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : The River Journey from White King City 0 1.064 04/21/2011 - 01:06 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems :The Poet Thinks of His Old Home 0 773 04/21/2011 - 01:05 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : The Phoenix Bird Tower 0 6.267 04/20/2011 - 20:20 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : On the Ship of Spice-Wood 0 931 04/20/2011 - 20:19 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : On the Death of the Good Brewer of Hsuan-Cheng 0 1.012 04/20/2011 - 20:18 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : On Ascending the North Tower one Autumn Day 0 1.025 04/20/2011 - 20:17 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : On a Picture Screen 0 948 04/20/2011 - 20:17 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : The Old Dust 0 1.245 04/20/2011 - 20:16 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Li Bai Poems : Nocturne 0 877 04/20/2011 - 20:15 English