Category Archives for Literature

Ascending the White Rabbit Pavilion in Chengdu

          Zhang Zai of the Western Jin Ascending the White Rabbit Pavilion in Chengdu Corners bind the city’s inner walls, Wing swept eaves mount storied pagodas. Rooftops pierce the heavenly clouds, Tall spires ascend into the … Continue reading

13. October 2012 by Steven D. Owyoung
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The Accomplished Man

          Zuo Si of the Jin dynasty Poem Eight from Eight Poems on History Flap, flap, a caged bird Beating wings against four corners. Aloof, aloof, the backstreet scholar, A brooding shadow kept to an empty … Continue reading

29. September 2012 by Steven D. Owyoung
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Report Submitted to the Commandant

          Choe Chiwon of the Silla dynasty                       Report Submitted to the Commandant Wondering, “who from Within the Seas cares for one from without?” I then … Continue reading

01. July 2012 by Steven D. Owyoung
Categories: Literature, Translation |

Spoiled Daughters

            Zuo Si (250-305 A.D.) of the Western Jin dynasty                                   Spoiled Daughters In my house there is a … Continue reading

20. June 2012 by Steven D. Owyoung
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A Song of Drinking Tea to Chide the Envoy Cui Shi

            Jiaoran (730-799 A.D.) of the Tang dynasty                   A Song of Drinking Tea to Chide the Envoy Cui Shi The man from Yüe presented me with … Continue reading

16. June 2012 by Steven D. Owyoung
Categories: Literature, Translation |

Tea Stove

          Zhu Xi 朱熹 (1130-1200 A.D.) of the Southern Song Dynasty Tea Stove Old Immortal unveils a stone stove Right in the middle of the water. Tea drunk, our skiffs drift together. The scent of tea…lingering … Continue reading

15. June 2012 by Steven D. Owyoung
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Discourse on the Selflessness of the Superior Man

            Xi Kang of the Wei Dynasty                   Discourse on the Selflessness of the Superior Man The heart of the Superior Man is indifferent to right and … Continue reading

19. December 2011 by Steven D. Owyoung
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Immortal’s Palm Tea: Preface and Poem

          Immortal’s Palm Tea: Preface and Poem* Li Bo (701-762 A.D.) of the Tang dynasty I have heard of Jade Spring Temple near the clear streams and serried hills of Jingzhou, where all the mountain grottos … Continue reading

27. November 2011 by Steven D. Owyoung
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Happy for the Arrival of Lu Yü

            Li Yeh (713-784 A.D.) of the Tang dynasty Lying Ill above the Lake, Happy for the Arrival of Lu Yü Parting many wintry moons ago, You now come in bitter spring mists, Happening upon … Continue reading

18. October 2011 by Steven D. Owyoung
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Deer Hermitage

            Wang Wei (701-761 A.D.) of the Tang dynasty Wheel River Collection Deer Hermitage Empty mountains – seeing no one Yet hearing echoes – someone’s voice Late light penetrates deep woods Reflecting upon dark green … Continue reading

14. September 2011 by Steven D. Owyoung
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Looking for Lu Hongjian

            Jiaoran (730-799 A.D.) of the Tang dynasty   Looking for Lu Hongjian but Not Finding Him You moved beyond the city wall, Where the rural path crosses mulberry and hemp, Near a planted hedge … Continue reading

06. June 2011 by Steven D. Owyoung
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Picking Lotus

        Xiao Gang (a.k.a. Emperor Jianwen di, reign 549-551) of the Liang dynasty Picking Lotus Late sun warms the deserted jetty, Picking lotuses by evening’s glow. Wind rising; the lake crossing, hard. So many lotuses, undiminished by … Continue reading

04. June 2011 by Steven D. Owyoung
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