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Qiupu River Song
Li Bai 701-762

My white hair extends three miles
The sorrow of parting made it this long
Looking in a mirror who would guess
Where autumn frost comes from
Qiūpǔ Gē
Lǐ Bái 701-762

Bái fà sān qiān zhàng,
Quán chóu sì gè cháng?
Bù zhī míng jìng lǐ,
Héchǔ dé qiū shuāng!
Translator: Red Pine-Bill Porter 赤松

This poem is the 15th of 17 poems that Li Bai wrote at Qiupu.

From Poems of the Masters, one of the best books of general translations of Chinese poems into English. detailed notes on each poem and all poems are displayed in the original Chinese.

Translated by Red Pine, published by Copper Canyon Press.

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