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After Ch’u Yuan

About this Poem 

“After Ch’u Yuan” was published in Des Imagistes: An Anthology (Albert and Charles Boni, 1914). 

After Ch’u Yuan

I will get me to the wood
Where the gods walk garlanded in wisteria,
By the silver-blue flood move others with ivory cars.
There come forth many maidens
                to gather grapes for the leopards, my friend.
For there are leopards drawing the cars.

I will walk in the glade,
I will come out of the new thicket
                and accost the procession of maidens.
 

This poem is in the public domain. 

This poem is in the public domain. 

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