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A Suggestion to My Friend, Liu
Bai Juyi


There's a gleam of green in an old bottle, 
There's a stir of red in the quiet stove, 
There's a feeling of snow in the dusk outside -- 
What about a cup of wine inside? 

This poem is in the public domain.
Translator unknown.





Bai Juyi (722 - 846) was a Chinese poet and governor who often used his work to protest corruption and wrongdoing or to teach a moral lesson. Bai preferred to write short, simple, accessible poems; as a result, he is one of China's best known and best loved poets. His name is sometimes translated as Po Chu-i or Bo Juyi.






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Lori Levy:
Posted 12/04/2016 04:48 PM
Fun. Thanks Jayne.
Posted 12/04/2016 09:21 AM
Simple. Inviting. Captivating. Thanks, Jayne.
Posted 12/04/2016 07:42 AM

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