Songs Of Love Moon And Wind: Poems From The Chinese by Kenneth RexrothSongs Of Love Moon And Wind: Poems From The Chinese by Kenneth Rexroth

Songs Of Love Moon And Wind: Poems From The Chinese

byKenneth Rexroth

Paperback | March 24, 2009

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Moss covered paths between scarlet peonies,
Pale jade mountains fill your rustic windows.
I envy you, drunk with flowers,
Butterflies swirling in your dreams.
—Ch’ien Ch’i

This exquisite gift book offers a wide sampling of Chinese verse, from the first century to our own time, beginning with the lyric poetry of Tu Fu, moving to the folk songs of the Six Dynasties Period, on to the Sung Dynasty, and to the present. Also represented are some of the best-known women of Chinese poetry, including Li Ching-chao and Chu Shu-chen. These simple, accessible but profound poems come through to us with a breathtaking immediacy in Kenneth Rexroth’s English versions—a wonderful gift for any lover of poetry.
Poet-essayist Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) was a high-school dropout, disillusioned ex-Communist, pacifist, anarchist, rock-climber, critic and translator, mentor, Catholic-Buddhist spiritualist and a prominent figure of San Francisco's Beat scene. He is regarded as a central figure of the San Francisco Renaissance and is among the firs...
Title:Songs Of Love Moon And Wind: Poems From The ChineseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 6 × 3.97 × 0.29 inPublished:March 24, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811218368

ISBN - 13:9780811218368


Editorial Reviews

“Rexroth seems to know what is under every stone even before he looks.” — Christian Science Monitor

“Rexroth sees the eternal in the instant . . . . His is the art to accept the vastness of life and give us his purest sense of it, serene, open.” — The Nation