I'd like to begin by discussing the line from Li Po
's poem, "Question and Answer in the Green Mountains," that is translated as "the peach blossom follows the moving water." In Li Po
's poem, one person asks another why he has moved into the mountains, and the poem is a response.
He keeps returning to his homeland and memories of family, to the family home, his grandmother in the potato fields of Idaho, his children, retirement, and always back to Korea, as in the beautiful lines of "To Koh Choong-suk," where he remembers: "Li Po
drank alone by the moonlight / but I drank all night long next to you.
The singers want to get their audience in a sunny mood with a programme of summer music which will include The Entertainer, Till There Was You, plus a selection of Perry Como songs and a poem written by Chinese poet Li Po
and set to music written by the choir's conductor Angela Griffith, following her holiday in China.
Made Me Think': Beside the water lotus all talk of our collective future/did not include separating into teams.//To no fanfare of clouds in the west/pilgrims anointed their troubles intimately.//The merganser seemed to inquire/into a second, more secret night.//By brute immensity or a chirp/we awoke to a white light//arriving through the wicks/of a dreamed-up and blossomless pear tree.
Collecting works by a wide variety of great authors, including Lao Tzu, Han Shan, Li Po
, Dogen Kigen, Saigyo, and many more, The Poetry of Zen offers a cross-section of historical classics that all have in common a resonating theme conducive to meditation, reflection, and self-transformation.
The image I was left with after finishing A Green Light was of Li Po
looking up from one of Sartre's novels, smiling and shaking his head.
Debord is proud of his drinking and frequently invokes Li Po
, who hid his fame in taverns, as an illustrious predecessor.
This volume addresses many of the questions that have long drawn the attention of scholars in China and elsewhere: Zheng He's background in Yunnan, his voyages, the origi n of the name San-bao (Sam Po) the roles of other commanders who led the Chinese fleets together with Zheng He, the number of times the eunuch admiral visited Malacca, the 'princess' Hang Li Po
, and the role of Islam in these voyages.
's 'Ascended Master Dictations: Letters to a Chela' explores the role that the so-called "ascended masters" have played in the evolution of humanity.
eighth-century masters, Tu Fu, Li Po
and Wang Wei, to the
One wishes for a little more time spent on Paulus's beautiful and haunting settings of poetry by the Chinese poet Li Po
(Meditations of Li Po
[Valley Forge, Penn.: European American, 1994]), performed impeccably by the Dale Warland Singers, and a little less on the trite and saccharine Daybreak.