An anthology of 320 poems. Discover Chinese poetry in its golden age and some of the greatest Chinese poets. Tr. by Bynner (en).
|Five character ancient verse (35 poems)
Folk song styled verse (10 poems)
Seven character ancient verse (28 poems)
Folk song styled verse (16 poems)
Five character regular verse (80 poems)
Seven character regular verse (54 poems)
Five character quatrain (37 poems)
Seven character quatrain (60 poems)
|Poems of Du Fu, Li Bai, Wang Wei, Li Shangyin, Meng Haoran, Han Yu, Du Mu, Bai Juyi, Liu Changqing, Cen Can, Wang Changling, Wei Yingwu, full table|
Bai Juyi 長
A Song of Unending Sorrow
China's Emperor, craving beauty that might shake an empire,
Was on the throne for many years, searching, never finding,
Till a little child of the Yang clan, hardly even grown, [...]
Li Shangyin 嫦
To the Moon Goddess
Now that a candle-shadow stands on the screen of carven marble
And the River of Heaven slants and the morning stars are low,
Are you sorry for having stolen the potion that has set you [...]
« The Three Hundred Tang Poems (Tang shi sanbai shou, 唐詩三百首) were compiled by the Qing scholar Sun Zhu 孫洙, also called Hengtang Tuishi 衡塘退士 "Retired Master of Hengtang", and published in 1764. Sun was not very pleased with the poems of the anthology Qianjiashi 千家詩 "A thousand master's poems" (late Southern Song) because of its lack of educational spirit. His own compilation became so popular that it is enclosed in a corpus of books that are found in almost every household still today. Sun's intention was to elect poems that serve to cultivate the character of the reader. Today, there exist some new compositions of three hundred Tang poems containing different opera, because the Qing time attitude to poetry as educational instrument has changed until today. Sun Zhu has divided his anthology into six different styles, comprising old style poems (gushi, 古詩), regular poems (lüshi 律詩) and short poems (jueju, 絕句), both with five and seven syllable verses. Between the particular sections, poems in the style of the old Han Music Bureau (yuefu, 樂府) are inserted that were still in use during the Tang Dynasty but gradually lost their original character and disappeared during the latter half of Tang. » See Chinaknowledge's page about poetry from Tang to Yuan.
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Alias Tang Shi San Bai Shou, Three Hundred Poems of the Tang Dynasty, Poésie des Thang.
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