The Summer Palace
Yuan Zhen (779 – 831)
This ancient palace lies abandoned here
As remnant flowers scatter blooms bright red;
The palace maidens now are white-haired dames
Who sit in idle talk of times long dead.
A Talk with Liu
Bai Juyi (772 – 846)
The fresh rice wine is fragrant, bubbling green,
A fire beneath my small red pot of clay.
Now night has come, the sky is filled with snow—
So, would you have a cup with me and stay?