Pekka Halonen | 189 Artworks | MutualArt
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Two Chinese Snow Poems
Although I am mindful of the inevitable dangers of translation, I enjoy reading Chinese poetry -- in particular, the great poets of the T'ang Dynasty (618-907): Wang Wei, Po Chu-i, Tu Fu, and Li Po. In recognition of the season, I offer two snow poems. The translations are by Burton Watson, who, along with Arthur Waley, provided me with an introduction to Chinese verse. The first poem is by Po Chu-i (772-846): Night Snow I wondered why the covers felt so cold, and then I saw how bright my…