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Tables of Contents for The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry
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Introduction
xvii
 
EARLY POETS (to 618)
Shih Ching (The Book of Odes)
Song of the Bowmen of Shu [EP, 1915]
3
1
``Pick a fern, pick a fern, ferns are high'' [EP, 1954]
4
1
``Pine boat a-shift'' [EP]
5
1
``Locusts a-wing, multiply'' [EP]
6
1
``Pluck, pluck, pluck, the thick plantain'' [EP]
6
1
``Three stars, five stars rise over the hill'' [EP]
6
1
``Lies a dead deer on younder plain'' [EP]
7
1
``Lily bud floating, yellow as sorrow'' [EP]
7
1
``Withered, withered, by the wind's omen'' [EP]
8
1
``Wide, Ho?'' [EP]
8
1
``Don't chop that pear tree'' [EP]
8
1
``Heaven conserve thy course in quietness'' [EP]
9
1
``Soft wind of the vale'' [EP]
10
1
``How cut haft for an axe?'' [EP]
11
1
``Fluid as water that all tones reflects'' [EP]
11
1
``A boat floats over shadow'' [EP]
12
1
``Made his hut in the vale'' [EP]
12
1
``By curved bank'' [EP]
13
1
``Cleared by its flowing, dip the flood water up'' [EP]
14
1
``Great hand King Wu'' [EP]
15
1
``Green robe, green robe, lined with yellow'' [EP]
16
1
Ch'u Yuan
After Ch'u Yuan [EP]
17
1
Liu Ch'e (Emperor Wu of the Han)
Liu Ch'e [EP]
18
1
Autumn Wind [KR]
18
1
Cho Wen-Chun
Lament of a Graying Woman [WCW]
19
1
Pan Chieh-Yu (Lady Pan)
Fan-Piece, for Her Imperial Lord [EP]
20
1
A Present from the Emperor's New Concubine [KR]
20
1
Anonymous (Han Dynasty)
A Ballad of the Mulberry Road [EP]
21
1
The Beautiful Toilet [EP]
21
1
``She weaves and ends no pattern to day'' [EP]
22
1
``By the river of stars, its brightness'' [EP]
22
1
Lu Chi
She Thinks of Her Beloved [KR]
23
1
T'ao Ch'ien
To-Em-Mei's ``The Unmoving Cloud'' [EP]
24
1
I Return to the Place Where I Was Born [KR]
25
1
Home Again Among Gardens and Fields [DH]
26
2
from Drinking Wine [DH]
28
1
Peach-Blossom Spring [DH]
29
3
Elegy for Myself [DH]
32
3
from Burial Songs [DH]
35
1
Hsieh Ling-Yun
from Dwelling in the Mountains [DH]
36
12
Anonymous (Six Dynasties)
Kill That Crowing Cock [KR]
48
1
This Morning Our Boat Left [KR]
48
1
Night without End [KR]
48
1
The Fish Weeps [KR]
49
1
Our Little Sister Is Worried [KR]
49
1
What Is the Matter with Me? [KR]
49
1
Bitter Cold [KR]
49
1
All Year Long [KR]
50
3
T'ANG POETS (618--907)
Han-Shan
from Cold Mountain Poems [GS]
53
5
Lu Chao-Lin
Old Idea of Choan [EP]
58
2
Ho Chih-Chang
``Returning after I left my home'' [WCW]
60
1
Homecoming [KR]
60
1
Meng Hao-Jan
``Steering my little boat'' [WCW]
61
1
Night on the Great River [KR]
61
1
Mooring on Chien-te River [GS]
61
1
Returning by Night to Lu-Men [KR]
62
1
Returning Home to Deer-Gate Mountain at Night [DH]
62
1
``In spring you sleep'' [WCW]
63
1
Spring Dawn [GS]
63
1
Late Spring [WCW]
64
1
Wang Wei
The Peerless Lady [WCW]
65
1
``Light rain is on the light dust'' [EP]
66
1
Dawn on the Mountain [EP]
66
1
``Poor dwelling near valley mouth'' [EP]
66
1
``Sitting in mystic bamboo grove'' [EP]
67
1
Bamboo Lane House [GS]
67
1
Bamboo-Midst Cottage [DH]
67
1
Deep in the Mountain Wilderness [KR]
68
1
Deer Camp [GS]
68
1
Bird and Waterfall Music [KR]
69
1
Bird-Cry Creek [DH]
69
1
Autumn Twilight in the Mountains [KR]
70
1
``Alighting from my horse. . .'' [WCW]
70
1
Poem [GS]
71
1
Twilight Comes [KR]
71
1
In Reply to Vice-Magistrate Chang [DH]
72
1
Li Po
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter [EP]
73
1
Long Banister Lane [WCW]
74
1
Ch'ang-kan Village Song [DH]
75
2
The Jewel Stairs' Grievance [EP]
77
1
Jade-Staircase Grievance [DH]
77
1
Poem by the Bridge at Ten-Shin [EP]
78
1
Lament of the Frontier Guard [EP]
79
1
Exiles' Letter [EP]
80
2
Taking Leave of a Friend [EP]
82
1
Separation on the River Kiang [EP]
83
1
On Yellow-Crane Tower. . . [DH]
83
1
Wine [EP]
83
1
The City of Choan [EP]
84
1
On Phoenix Tower in Chin-ling [DH]
84
1
South-Folk in Cold Country [EP]
85
1
Leave-Taking Near Shoku [EP]
85
1
``The red sun comes out of the Eastern corner'' [EP]
86
1
Song for the Falling Kingdom [EP]
86
1
Spring Song [WCW]
87
1
Summer Song [WCW]
87
1
Drinking Together [WCW]
88
1
Drinking in the Mountains with a Recluse [DH]
88
1
Wandering Ch'ing-ling Stream in Nan-yang [DH]
88
1
War South of the Great Wall [DH]
89
1
A Letter [WCW]
90
1
To Send Far Away [DH]
90
1
Thinking of East Mountain [DH]
91
1
On Hsin-p'ing Tower [DH]
91
1
Mountain Dialogue [DH]
92
1
Written on a Wall at Hsiu-Ching Monastery. . . [DH]
92
1
Thoughts in Night Quiet [DH]
93
1
Calm Night Thought [EP]
93
1
Ch'u Kuang-Hsi
A Mountain Spring [KR]
94
1
Tea [KR]
94
1
Wang Ch'ang-Ling
Chant of the Frontiersman [WCW]
95
1
Parting with Hsin Chien at Hibiscus Tavern [GS]
95
1
Tu Fu
Wrten on the Wall at Chang's Hermitage [KR]
96
1
Written on the Wall at Chang's Recluse Home [DH]
96
1
Song of the War-Carts [DH]
97
1
Snow Storm [KR]
98
1
Facing Snow [DH]
98
1
P'eng-Ya Song [DH]
99
1
Spring View [GS]
100
1
To Li Po [WCW]
101
1
Dreaming of Li Po [DH]
102
1
Visit [WCW]
103
1
To Wei Pa, a Retired Scholar [KR]
104
1
For the Recluse Wei Pa [DH]
105
1
Moon Festival [KR]
106
1
Moonlit Night Thinking of My Brothers [DH]
106
1
Traveling Northward [KR]
107
1
Standing Alone [DH]
107
1
Landscape [DH]
107
1
To Pi Ssu Yao [KR]
108
1
Outside the City [DH]
108
1
I Pass the Night at General Headquarters [KR]
109
1
Overnight at Headquarters [DH]
109
1
A Restless Night in Camp [KR]
110
1
Restless Night [DH]
110
1
Brimming Water [KR]
111
1
Brimmed Whole [DH]
111
1
Full Moon [DH]
112
1
Thatch House [DH]
112
1
Dawn Over the Mountains [KR]
113
1
Dawn Landscape [DH]
113
1
from Thoughts [DH]
114
1
Night Thoughts While Traveling [KR]
115
1
Thoughts, Traveling at Night [DH]
115
1
Ch'ien Ch'i
Visit to the Hermit Ts'ui [KR]
116
1
Chang Chi
Night at Anchor by Maple Bridge [KR]
117
1
Maple Bridge Night Mooring [GS]
117
1
Chao Luan-Luan
Slender Fingers [KR]
118
1
Red Sandalwood Mouth [KR]
118
1
Willow Eyebrows [KR]
118
1
Creamy Breasts [KR]
119
1
Meng Chiao
from Mourning Lu Yin [DH]
120
2
Laments of the Gorges [DH]
122
6
Po Chu-I
``Yin-yo laps in the reeds'' [EP]
128
1
The Bamboo by Li Ch'e Yun's Window [KR]
128
1
Palace Song [GS]
129
1
Village Snow, Sitting at Night [DH]
129
1
At Flowering-Brightness Monastery. . . [DH]
130
1
Autumn Thoughts, Sent Far Away [DH]
131
1
Night in the Palace with Ch'ien Hui [DH]
131
1
Winter Night [DH]
132
1
Dreaming of Long Ago [DH]
132
1
Visiting the Recluse Cheng [DH]
133
1
Idle Song [DH]
133
1
Evening Rain [DH]
133
1
Autumn Pool [DH]
134
1
Flower No Flower [DH]
134
1
For the Beach Gulls [DH]
135
1
Long Lines Sent to Ling Hu-ch'u. . . [DH]
135
1
from Waves Sifting Sand [DH]
136
1
Old, and a Fever [DH]
137
1
Wind Sickness Strikes [DH]
138
1
Sick and Old, Same As Ever. . . [DH]
138
1
Liu Tsung-Yuan
``A thousand mountains without a bird'' [KR]
139
1
River Snow [GS]
139
1
River Snow [DH]
139
1
Chia Tao
A Sick Cicada [DH]
140
1
Tu Mu
Unsent [DH]
141
1
Li Yu
Bella Donna Iu [WCW]
142
1
``Silently I ascend'' [WCW]
142
3
SUNG POETS (960--1279)
Mei Yao-Ch'en
An Excuse. . . [KR]
145
1
Next Door [KR]
145
1
The Crescent Moon [KR]
146
1
Melon Girl [KR]
146
1
I Remember the Blue River [KR]
146
1
Ou-Yang Hsiu
Reading the Poems of an Absent Friend [KR]
147
2
East Wind [KR]
149
1
Green Jade Plum Trees in Spring [KR]
149
1
Old Age [KR]
150
1
Su Tung-P'o (Su Shih)
The Red Cliff [KR]
151
1
At Gold Hill Monastery [KR]
152
1
The Southern Room Over the River [KR]
153
1
A Walk in the Country [KR]
154
1
The Terrace in the Snow [KR]
155
1
The Turning Year [KR]
156
1
Epigram [KR]
156
1
Rain in the Aspens [KR]
156
1
To a Traveler [KR]
157
1
Remembering Min Ch'e [KR]
157
1
Thoughts in Exile [KR]
158
1
Chu Shu-Chen
Sorrow [KR]
159
1
Spring Joy [KR]
160
1
Spring Night [KR]
161
1
Plaint [KR]
161
1
Li Ch'ing-Chao
Sorrow of Departure [KR]
162
1
Fading Plum Blossoms [KR]
163
1
Autumn Love [KR]
164
1
To the Tune ``The Bodhisattva's Headdress'' [KR]
165
1
Banana Trees [KR]
165
1
To the Tune ``You Move in Fragrance'' [KR]
166
1
On Spring [KR]
167
1
Spring Fades [KR]
167
1
A Song of Departure [KR]
168
1
Spring Ends [KR]
169
1
Written by Chance [KR]
170
1
Written on the Seventh Day of the Seventh Month [KR]
170
1
To the Tune ``Clear Peace Happiness'' [KR]
171
1
Lu Yu
Rain on the River [KR, 1956]
172
1
Rain on the River [KR, 1970]
172
1
Idleness [KR, 1956]
173
1
Lazy [KR, 1970]
173
1
Night Thoughts [KR, 1956]
174
1
Insomnia [KR, 1970]
175
1
The Wild Flower Man [KR]
175
2
Yang Wan-Li
A Cold Fly [DH]
177
1
Cold Sparrows [DH]
177
1
Night Rain at Luster Gap [DH]
178
1
Hsin Ch'i-Chi
To an Old Tune [KR]
179
1
Chiang Chieh
To the Tune ``The Fair Maid of Yu'' [KR]
180
3
ON CHINESE POETRY
Lu Chi
Rhymeprose on Literature (tr. Achilles Fang)
183
8
Ernest Fenollosa & Ezra Pound
from The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry
191
3
William Carlos Williams
On Rexroth's One Hundred Poems from the Chinese
194
4
Kenneth Rexroth
Tu Fu
198
3
Gary Snyder
Hsieh's Shoes
201
2
Empty Mountain
203
3
Distant Hills
206
3
Kenneth Rexroth & Gary Snyder
Chinese Poetry and the American Imagination
209
4
David Hinton
On Po Chu-i
213
4
Sources
217
4
Notes
221