Thursday Poets Rally Week 90, Nutrition, Expansion of Poetics, and”Tang” poem

the season is fair

musical notes fills New York time square

english poetry has been well spread

poets have increased confidence, I dare

while we wonder about and write a lot

we feel the urge to give our free flow a hault

which means some pondering, some researches

which is why I choose to sit, read, and maybe travel

“Tang” poets come near in spirit

we hear a child cry the fame of Sikong Shu (司空曙, 720–790)

we hear an adult reciting a poem by Du Xunhe (杜荀鹤)

i giggle a little

assuming some true and ancient poems in Chicago Sun Times

 

3 thoughts on “Thursday Poets Rally Week 90, Nutrition, Expansion of Poetics, and”Tang” poem

  1. I do post a “Tang” poem here for reference purpose

    Exemplary verse

    《旅夜書懷》
    杜甫
    細草微風岸,危檣獨夜舟。
    星垂平野闊,月湧大江流。
    名豈文章著,官應老病休。
    飄飄何所似?天地一沙鷗。

    My Reflection by Night
    by Du Pu (Tou Fu)
    Some scattered grass. A shore breeze blowing light.
    A giddy mast. A lonely boat at night.
    The wide-flung stars o’erhang all vasty space.
    The moonbeams with the Yangtze’s current race.
    How by my pen can I to fame attain?
    Worn out, from office better to refrain.
    Drifting o’er life — and what in sooth am I?
    A sea-gull floating twixt the Earth and Sky.

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