'Night at the Tower,' 'Moonlight Night,' appear courtesy of Copper Canyon Press. Reprinted from Arthur Sze's The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese, translated and introduced by Arthur Sze. © 2001 Arthur Sze.


To read Arthur Sze's translations of

T'ao Ch'ien

Li Ch'ing-chao

Li Ho

Wen I-to

Li Po

Li Shang-yin

Tu Fu


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Read a selection of Sze's poetry in an earlier issue.


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In an earlier issue, Sam Hamill's translations of Tu Fu

Wang Wei (701-761)

Translated by Arthur Sze

Hsin-yi Village

At the tips of branches,
******** hibiscus
opening red calyxes
******** deep in the mountains.
A stream, hut:
******** yet no one.
The flowers bloom
******** and fall, bloom and fall