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《送孟浩然之廣陵》__ (唐) 李白

故人西辭黃鶴樓     煙花三月下揚州
孤帆遠影碧山盡     唯見長江天際流

Farewell – on seeing Meng Hao-jan off from Brown Crane Tower as he took his departure for Kuang-lin, tr by Father John Turner

And so, dear friend, at Brown Crane Tower you,
Bidding the West adieu,
‘Mid April mists and blossoms go,
Till in the vast blue-green
Your lonely sail’s far shade no more is seen,
Only on the sky’s verge the River’s flow.

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夜宿山寺 (唐)李白

 危樓高百尺﹐
手可摘星辰。
不敢高聲語﹐
恐驚天上人。
  
Overnight at a Mountain Temple          tr. SL Kong (1953)

High on the cliff the dangling temple stands
Where I can pluck stars with my hands
Deep at night I dare not speak aloud
Else I wake the dwellers above the cloud

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自遣 (唐)李白

对酒不觉暝,
落花盈我衣。
醉起步溪月,
鸟还人亦稀。

Self-Abandonment
tr. Arthur Waley

I sat drinking and did not notice the dusk,
Till falling petals filled the folds of my dress.
Drunken I rose and walked to the moonlit stream;
The birds were gone, and men also few.

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