The Only Star In Sky

With years spend loving the Star above my head
I cherrish the presence, your precious scent
the path we took is long but early to blend
we found the way to reach the dream, perfect ascent.

Now around the girls we orbit and seize
still hard to realize how much we've gain
easy to smile breathing moments of ease
I sometimes wonder how we've reached the twain.

Today I offer you these flakes, aiming rare
only to taste the sky ahead of cloud
clear bright and a single light to wend
to sing or praise your powers I wear with pride.

one day in advance to celebrate the special mean
a glimpse of surprise my answer to Mrs Grimy Spleen
my words just for the Sublime Evergreen Queen
You're the brightest Star I've ever seen.


For FSG* with Love

by O. C. Woods

Comments (6) in the mountain area with a great friend would be the best ★
Lovely and well articulated piece written with conviction. A nice poem indeed. Thanks for sharing.
I enjoy this poem and will try to find the recommended translation by Vikram Seth, that member Mandira Mitra commented on. Also, I felt strongly about giving this poem a good rating and I became a member so I could do so. This is a safe site according to McAfee SiteAdvisor and would ask anyone that visits here to join and participate by commenting and rating. Thankz.
This, like so many of Li Po's work, is amazing in it's picturesque word imagery, and simple expression of universal human emotion. I wish I could read his work in the original language.
A better translation exists. By Vikram Seth.
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