Nothing stands still in this poetry: the wind blows the trees, the lake water ripples and the ever-present road runs in and out of the hills.
American Poetry Review

A beautiful gift edition of Chinese poems about love, meditation, and reveries in the midst of nature, in Kenneth Rexroth’s classic translations.

Songs Of Love, Moon & Wind

Poetry by Kenneth Rexroth

Edited by Eliot Weinberger

This exquisite gift book offers a wide sampling of Chinese verse, from the first century to our own time, beginning with the lyric poetry of Tu Fu, moving to the folk songs of the Six Dynasties Period, on to the Sung Dynasty, and to the present. Also represented are some of the best-known women of Chinese poetry, including Li Ching-chao and Chu Shu-chen. These simple, accessible but profound poems come through to us with a breathtaking immediacy in Kenneth Rexroth’s English versions — a wonderful gift for any lover of poetry.

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Paperback (published April 1, 2009)

ISBN
9780811218368
Price US
12.95
Price CN
15
Trim Size
4x6
Page Count
96

Kenneth Rexroth

20th Century American poet, essayist, and translator.

Nothing stands still in this poetry: the wind blows the trees, the lake water ripples and the ever-present road runs in and out of the hills.
American Poetry Review