Such were some of various omens. Emperor Lin

Such were some of various omens. Emperor Lin

Such were some of various omens. Emperor Ling, GREatly moved by these signs of the displeasure of Heaven, issued an edict asking his ministers for an explanation of the calamities and marvels. Court Counselor Cai Yong replied bluntly: "Falling rainbows and changes of fowls' sexes are brought about by the…
Such were some of various omens. Emperor Lin

Such were some of various omens. Emperor Lin

Such were some of various omens. Emperor Ling, GREatly moved by these signs of the displeasure of Heaven, issued an edict asking his ministers for an explanation of the calamities and marvels. Court Counselor Cai Yong replied bluntly: "Falling rainbows and changes of fowls' sexes are brought about by the…
Emperor Huan paid no heed

Emperor Huan paid no heed

Emperor Huan paid no heed to the good people of his court Three Heroes Swear Brotherhood In The Peach Garden;One Victory Shatters The Rebels In Battlegrounds. Domains under heaven, after a long period of division, tends to unite; after a long period of union, tends to divide. This has been…
Tou of the Swallow Hills had the right method.

Tou of the Swallow Hills had the right method.

Tou of the Swallow Hills had the right method. Men at their birth, are naturally good. Their natures are much the same; their habits become widely different. If follishly there is no teaching, the nature will deteriorate. The right way in teaching, is to attach the utmost importance in thoroughness.…
Dip among doorways of the poor.

Dip among doorways of the poor.

Dip among doorways of the poor. Liu Fangping A MOONLIGHT NIGHT When the moon has coloured half the house, With the North Star at its height and the South Star setting, I can fed the first motions of the warm air of spring In the singing of an insect at…
Let bugles cry our victory!

Let bugles cry our victory!

Let bugles cry our victory! Lu Lun BORDER-SONGS II The woods are black and a wind assails the grasses, Yet the general tries night archery -- And next morning he finds his white-plumed arrow Pointed deep in the hard rock. Lu Lun BORDER-SONGS III High in the faint moonlight, wildgeese…
Yet how it serves to ease my heart!

Yet how it serves to ease my heart!

Yet how it serves to ease my heart! Li Shangyin TO ONE UNNAMED IV A faint phoenix-tail gauze, fragrant and doubled, Lines your green canopy, closed for the night.... Will your shy face peer round a moon-shaped fan, And your voice be heard hushing the rattle of my carriage? It…
Has come and gone before I knew.

Has come and gone before I knew.

Has come and gone before I knew. Bai Juyi TO MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS ADRIFT IN TROUBLED TIMES THIS POEM OF THE MOON Since the disorders in Henan and the famine in Guannei, my brothers and sisters have been scattered. Looking at the moon, I express my thoughts in this…
Spring only brings me grief and fatigue

Spring only brings me grief and fatigue

Spring only brings me grief and fatigue Wei Yingwu TO MY FRIENDS LI DAN AND YUANXI We met last among flowers, among flowers we parted, And here, a year later, there are flowers again; But, with ways of the world too strange to foretell, Spring only brings me grief and…
Is fame to be only for the ancients?

Is fame to be only for the ancients?

Wang Wei A MESSAGE TO COMMISSIONER LI AT ZIZHOU From ten thousand valleys the trees touch heaven; On a thousand peaks cuckoos are calling; And, after a night of mountain rain, From each summit come hundreds of silken cascades. ...If girls are asked in tribute the fibre they weave, Or…