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Songs of Love, Moon, & Wind: Poems from the Chinese

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Moss covered paths between scarlet peonies,

Pale jade mountains fill your rustic windows.

I envy you, drunk with flowers,

Butterflies swirling in your dreams.


—Ch’ien Ch’i


This exquisite gift book offers a wide sampling of Chinese verse, from the first century to our own time, beginning with the lyric poetry of Tu Fu, moving to the folk songs of the Six Dynasties Period, on to
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Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 21st 2009 by New Directions
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Kristine
Beautiful little 4"x6" New Directions paperback edition of Kenneth Rexroth's translations of 85 poems from the Chinese, including TU FU, LI CH'ING-CHAO, and SU TUNG-P'O. Also available from New Directions is Written on the Sky: Poems from the Japanese, classical Japanese poetry translated by Rexroth.
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Kenneth Rexroth was an American poet, translator and critical essayist. He was among the first poets in the United States to explore traditional Japanese poetic forms such as haiku. He is regarded as a chief figure in the San Francisco Renaissance.
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