The Mountain Poems of Meng Hao-Jan

The Mountain Poems of Meng Hao-Jan

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by Meng Hao-Jan
     
 

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Brilliant translations of the work of one of ancient China's most influential poets. An early Taoist master.See more details below

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Brilliant translations of the work of one of ancient China's most influential poets. An early Taoist master.

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Hinton’s music is subtle, modulated, and does not slacken with either contemporary or classic. He has listened to the individual tone of each poet, and his craft is equal to his perception. . . . He continues to enlarge our literary horizon. And the ‘range of pleasure’ his translations afford ‘as sight, sound, and intellection,’ proves them true poems. Poems that breathe another culture into our English. —The Academy of American Poets

These are poems of great serenity, great satisfaction, great joy. The Mountain Poems of Meng Hao-Jan can be read in an evening, revisited for a lifetime. Find time for it. —Kansas City Star

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935744092
Publisher:
Steerforth Press
Publication date:
08/01/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
81
File size:
0 MB

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Autumn Begins

Autumn begins unnoticed. Nights slowly lengthen,
and little by little, clear winds turn colder and colder,

summer’s blaze giving way. My thatch hut grows still.
At the bottom stair, in bunchgrass, lit dew shimmers.


Gathering Firewood

Gathering firewood I enter mountain depths,
mountain depths rising creek beyond creek

choked with the timbers of bridges in ruins.
Vines tumble low, tangled over cragged paths,

and at dusk, scarce people grow scarcer still.
Mountain wind sweeping through simple robes,

my chant steady, I shoulder a light bundle,
watch smoke drift across open country home.

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