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Chinese Erotic Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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From the selected works of such celebrated and beloved poets as W. H. Auden, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and William Shakespeare, to anthologies on Jazz and Blues and Beat Poets, to collections on the timeless themes of love and marriage, friendship and motherhood, the Everymans Library Pocket Poets set has it all. Theres something for everyone to enjoy in this 75-volume set, from Animal Poems to Zen Poems. Each book comes in an elegant 256-page pocket-sized hardcover edition (4 1/8" x 6 1/4"), with full-cloth covers, lovely illustrated and jewel-tone jackets, silk ribbon markers, and gold stamping. Perfect for your home library, or as a gift for any occasion.

This set includes one each of the following titles:

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry edited by Peter Washington

Animal Poems edited by John Hollander

Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova

Auden: Poems by W. H. Auden

Baudelaire: Poems by Charles Baudelaire

Beat Poets edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Blake: Poems by William Blake

Blues Poems edited by Kevin Young

Browning: Poems by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Byron: Poems by Lord Byron, G. Gordon

Chinese Erotic Poems edited by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping

Christmas Poems edited by Peter Washington

Coleridge: Poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Comic Poems edited by Peter Washington

Conversation Pieces by Kurt Brown

The Dance edited by Emily Fragos

Dickinson: Poems by Emily Dickinson

Doggerel edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Donne: Poems by John Donne

Eliot: Poems by T. S. Eliot

Emerson: Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emily Bronte: Poems by Emily Bronte

Erotic Poems edited by Peter Washington

Eugene Onegin and Other Poems by Alexander Pushkin

Fatherhood edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Friendship Poems edited by Peter Washington

Frost: Poems by Robert Frost

Garden Poems edited by John Hollander

The Great Cat edited by Emily Fragos

Haiku edited by Peter Washington

Hardy: Poems by Thomas Hardy

Herbert: Poems by George Herbert

Hopkins: Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Hughes: Poems by Langston Hughes

Indian Love Poems edited by Meena Alexander

Jazz Poems edited by Kevin Young

Keats: Poems by John Keats

Kipling: Poems by Rudyard Kipling

Letters by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Love Letters edited by Peter Washington

Love Poems edited by Peter Washington

Love Songs and Sonnets edited by Peter Washington

Love Speaks Its Name by J. D. McClatchy

Lullabies and Poems for Children edited by Diana Secker Larson

Marriage Poems edited by John Hollander

Marvell: Poems by Andrew Marvell

Milton: Poems by John Milton

Motherhood edited by Carmela Ciuraru

On Wings of Song by J. D. McClatchy

Persian Poets edited by Peter Washington

Plath: Poems by Sylvia Plath

Poe: Poems by Edgar Allen Poe

Poems Bewitched and Haunted edited by John Hollander

Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Poems by Robert Burns

Poems of Mourning edited by Peter Washington

Poems of New York edited by Elizabeth Schmidt

Poems of Sleep and Dreams edited by Peter Washington

Poems of the American West edited by Robert Mezey

Poems of the Sea by J. D. McClatchy

Prayers edited by Peter Washington

Rilke: Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke

Rimbaud: Poems by Arthur Rimbaud

The Roman Poets edited by Peter Washington

Rossetti: Poems by Christina Rossetti

Shakespeare: Poems by William Shakespeart

Shelley: Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Solitude edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Sonnets edited by John Hollander

Stevens: Poems by Wallace Stevens

Tennyson: Poems by Lord Alfred Tennyson

War Poems edited by Peter Washington

Whitman: Poems by Walt Whitman

Wordsworth: Poems by William Wordsworth

Zen Poems edited by Peter Harris

Everymans Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking. Everymans Library pursues the highest standards, utilizing modern prepress, printing, and binding technologies to produce classically designed books printed on acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper and including Smyth-sewn, signatures, full-cloth cases with two-color case stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.

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Synopsis:

The ancient Chinese tradition of erotic poetry has been largely ignored in the west. Now, a vast continent of sensual verse is opened to us with this glorious collection spanning nearly three thousand years and including many poems never before translated into English.

Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping have brought together poems about deep love and pure lust, enticement and seduction, ecstasy and disappointment. Here are poems that express need, hunger, grief, and longing—for husbands and wives and for concubines and lovers; poems by turns explicit or subtle, light-hearted or desperate, written from both mens and womens points of view. The editors have drawn on a wide range of sources from 600 BCE to the present, including highly literary poems, popular verse, and folk songs, as well as poems that appeared in ancient Daoist sex manuals, in classical novels of the Ming Dynasty, and in collections of erotic prints. The result is a dazzling array of voices that speak the universal language of desire.

For the first time, all the major works of this beloved writer are gathered together in one hardcover volume.

About the Author

Tony Barnstone is Professor of English at Whittier College and the recipient of the Pushcart Prize in Poetry as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. His books include Sad Jazz: Sonnets; Impure: Poems by Tony Barnstone; The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry; Out of the Howling Storm: The New Chinese Poetry; Laughing Lost in the Mountains: Poems of Wang Wei; The Art of Writing: Teachings of the Chinese Masters; and the textbooks Literatures of Asia, Africa and Latin America, Literatures of Asia, and Literatures of the Middle East.Chou Ping took his doctorate in Asian literature from Stanford University and his MFA in creative writing from Indiana University and has taught at Reed College, Oberlin College and Washington University, among other places. His books include The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry and The Art of Writing: Teachings of the Chinese Masters. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Foreword

The Book of Songs (c. 600 BCE)

In the Wilds is a Dead River-Deer

Portrait of a Bride

The Riverbank

Grasshoppers and Baby Locusts

Zhen and Wei Rivers

Stripping Off Clothes

White Moonrise

There are Tall Weeds in the Fields

Fruit Plummets from the Plum Tree

I Beg You, Zhongzi

Sima Xiangru (179-117 BCE)

The Prose-Poem of the Beautiful Person

Zhang Heng (78-139 CE)

From Tung-sheng-ko

Anonymous

From Nineteen Ancient Poems (Han Dynasty)

Zi Ye (3rd-4th Centuries CE)

From 42 Songs: The Cheating Lover

From 42 Songs: Night is Forever

From 42 Songs: Her Shyness

From 42 Songs: The Untied Skirt

From 42 Songs: Undressing

From 42 Songs: Street Encounter

From 42 Songs: Tangled Hair

From 20 Spring Songs: Spring Wind

From 20 Summer Songs: Lotus Flower Girl

From 20 Summer Songs: After Lovemaking

From 20 Summer Songs: Flaming Love

From 20 Summer Songs: Melons and Plum

From 20 Summer Songs: Sleeping with One Pillow

From 18 Autumn Songs: The Lovers

From 17 Winter Songs: Lust for the Summer Lover

Late Autumn

Sleeves Lifted

A Charcoal Stove

Two Love Songs

Anonymous (Six Dynasties)

My Lover Will Soon be Here

This Morning Our Boat Left

Shen Yue (441-513)

From Six Reminiscences

To a Friend I Met Early One Morning While She Was in Her Carriage

For My Neighbor Who Was Waiting for Someone Who Didnt Come

Emperor Wu of Liang (464-549)

The Morning Sun Shines

Emperor Jianwen of Liang (503-551)

A Beautiful Woman

Emperor Hou Zhu of Chen (553-604)

A Jade Tree Blossoms in the Back Garden

Zhang Wencheng (c. 657-730)

From The Dwelling of Playful Goddesses

—A Poem About His Knife

—A Poem About Her Sheath

—A Poem About a Broken Copper Flat-Iron

—A Poem About Writing Brushes and Inkstones 57

—Her Poem About a Bow

—His Reply About the Bow

Zhao Luanluan (8th Century)

Cloudlike Hair

Slender Fingers

Creamy Breasts

The Sandalwood Mouth

Xie Wen (Tang Dynasty)

To Lady Zheng

Wang Wei (701-761)

A Young Ladys Spring Thoughts

For Someone Far Away

Li Bai (701-762)

Confessional

Sent Far Off

Singing by Green Water in Autumn

An Encounter in the Field

Si Kongshu (740-790?)

I Fall Ill and Have to Marry Off My Singing Girl

Meng Jiao (751-814)

Departure in Ancient Times

Xue Tao (768-831)

Spring Gazing

Bai Juyi (772-846)

From Song of Everlasting Sorrow

Song of Collecting Lotus Seeds

Bai Xingjian (776-826)

The Wedding Night (from the “Rhyme-Prose on the Supreme Joy of Sexual Union of Yin and Yang, Heaven and Earth”)

Yuan Zhen (779-831)

The Poem of Xuizhen

Late Autumn

White Dress

Reminiscences (5 Poems)

Missing Her After Separation (Poem Two)

Spring Dawn

Han Shan (c. Late 8th-Early 9th Centuries)

Behind Pearl Curtains

Full of Girls

Woman in Her Prime

A Flock of Beauties

Du Mu (803-852)

Given in Parting (Two Poems)

Sharing My Feelings

Xue Feng (c. 806-876)

In the Palace

Wen Tingyun (812-870)

To the Tune of “Beautiful Barbarian”

Du Qiuniang (Early 9th Century)

The Coat of Gold Brocade

Li Shangyin (813-858)

Secret of the Inner Chamber

From The Jade City Sequence

Untitled

Han Wo (844-923)

Meeting Her by Accident

Wei Zhuang (c. 836-910)

To the Tune of “Silk-Washing Brook”

To the Tune of “The River City”

To the Tune of “A Lotus Leaf Cup”

Yu Xuanji (c. 843-868)

A Farewell

Selling Ruined Peonies

Playing Polo

Autumn Complaints

Sent to a Neighboring Woman

Letter to a Friend

Ouyang Jiong (896-971)

To the Tune of “Washing Gauze in a Stream”

Li Yu (936-978)

To the Tune of “A Bushel of Pearls”

To the Tune of “Bodhisattva Barbarian”

To the Tune of “Bodhisattva Barbarian”

To the Tune of “Bodhisattva Barbarian”

Anonymous Female Poet (Song Dynasty)

Drunk Man

Sun Daoxuan (Song Dynasty)

To the Tune of “As in a Dream”

Liu Yong (987-1053)

To the Tune of “New Chrysanthemum Flowers”

To the Tune of “Poluomen Song”

Mei Yaochen (1002-1060)

At Night I Hear My Neighbor Singing

Ouyang Xiu (1007-1072)

To the Tune of “Spring in the Tower of Jade”

Painting Eyebrows, to the Tune of “Pouring Out Deep Emotions”

The Sound of Beating Oars Wafts in Among the Flowers

You Cannot Hold It . . .

Green Jade Plum Trees in Spring

When the Moon is in the River of Heaven

Qin Guan (1049-1100)

To the Tune of “Magpie Bridge Immortal”

To a Courtesan

Madam Wei (fl.1050)

To the Tune of “Attached to Her Skirt”

Zhou Bangyan (1056-1121)

To the Tune of “Rambling Young Man”

To the Tune of “Butterflies Adore Flowers”

Zhu Shuzhen (1063-1106)

To the Tune of “Washing Creek Sands”

Spring Joy

Spring Night, to the Tune of “Panning Gold” 124

Li Qingzhao (1084-c.1151)

To the Tune of “Dream Song”

To the Tune of “Intoxicated in the Shade of Flowers”

To the Tune of “The Blossoming Sprig of Plum”

To the Tune of “Spring at Wu Ling”

To the Tune of “Silk Washing Brook”

Yan Rui ( fl.c. 1160)

To the Tune of “Song of Divination”

Wu Wenying (c.1200-c.1260)

To the Tune of “Washing Creek Sands”

To the Tune of “Prelude to Oriole Song”

Guan Hanjing (c.1240-c.1320)

To the Tune of “Half and Half,” Two Poems

Zheng Yunniang

The Song of Shoes (To Zhang Sheng)

To the Tune of “West River Moon” (To Zhang Sheng)

Guan Daosheng (1262-1319)

Love Poem

Anonymous (Yuan Dynasty?)

To the Tune of “Washing Gauze in a Stream”

To the Tune of “Half and Half”

Chen Keming (c.1300-after 1375)

To the Tune of “Half and Half ”

Tang Yin (1470-1523)

From The Happiness of Monks

Inscription for a Portrait

Huang E (1498-1569)

To the Tune of “The Fall of a Little Wild Goose”

To the Tune of “Soaring Clouds”

To the Tune of “Red Embroidered Shoes”

To the Tune of “A Floating Cloud Crosses Enchanted Mountain”

A Farewell to a Southern Melody

Tang Xianzu (1550-1616)

From The Peony Pavilion

—Her Erotic Dream

—Jade Limbs

Xie Zhaozhe (1567-1624)

Spring Complaints

Yuan Hongdao (1568-1610)

At Hengtang Ferry

Anonymous (Ming Dynasty)

From Flower Encampment and Battle Formations

—To the Tune of “Like a Dream”

—To the Tune of “Boating at Night”

—To the Tune of “Watching the Sea Tide”

—To the Tune of “The Forest of Writing Brushes Academy”

—To the Tune of “Magpie on the Branch”

—To the Tune of “Gold Man Holding a Plate for Collecting Dew”

—To the Tune of “Spring in the Phoenix Tower”

—To the Tune of “One Sprig of Plum”

—To the Tune of “Visiting Spring”

—To the Tune of “Unhooking Entangled Rings”

—To the Tune of “Sand Washed by Waves”

Poetry Collected by Feng Menglong (1574-1646)

Untitled

A Dragging Cotton Skirt

Clever

Lantern

Shooting Star

The Bento Box

The Boat

A Boat Trip

Wee Only Happy About Tonight

A Nun in Her Orchid Chamber Solitude Feels Lust Like a Monster

Steal a Peep

Impatience

Squeeze

A Good Day

Tryst

Flirting

Flirting

Flirting

Cursing Dukang

Misidentification

Footsteps

A Gift of Watermelon Seed Kernels

Asking About a Bite Mark

A Drunk Returns

Fire in the Eyes

Again

Conversation Between Heart and Mouth

Hooked

Idiot Thoughts

Idiot Thoughts

Account Book

Sobbing and Thinking

The Dream

The Dream

Lovesickness

Receiving a Letter

Divination

Departure

Night Struggle

Revealing Words

The Fear

To Keep Him

Rooster

Imaginary

Moonrise

Midnight

The Girl

The Girl

Too Many

Wind

Ling Mengchu (1580-1644)

Bed Time

Between the Sheets

Wang Wei (c.1600-c.1647)

To the Tune of “Drunk in the Spring Wind”

Retired Scholar “Ailing Crane” of Tung-Hai (c.1606)

Rousing the Dreaming Lover

Awakening from a Spring Slumber

Wu Weiye (1609-1672)

On Meeting an Old Flame, to the Tune of “Immortal by the River”

Anonymous (c.1618)

From The Plum in the Golden Vase

—On Infidelity

—The Six Inch Thing

—The Lotus Thing

—A Night of Many Positions

—To the Tune of “West River Moon”

—To the Tune of “West River Moon”

—To the Tune of “Walking on Grass”

—A Body Like Snow-White Jade

—Water Sex

—The Two-Edged Sword

—Green Jade and Red Rouge

—Butterfly and Flower

Wu Zao (1799-1863)

To the Tune of “Beautiful Lady Yu”

Fan Zengxiang (1846-1931)

Noonday

Wang Guowei (1877-1927)

To the Tune of “Butterfly Loving Flowers”: Visiting My Parents After My Wedding Night

Su Manshu (The Half-Monk) (1884-1918)

From 10 Narrative Poems

To the Zither Player

Anonymous

On a Brothel Wall

Yu Qingzeng (Late 19th Century)

To the Tune of “Intoxicated with Shadows of Flowers”

Liu Dabai (1880-1932)

Kiss by Mail

Xu Zhimo (1895-1931)

You Deserve It

J. S. Ling (1901-?)

A Morning Shower

Mang Ke (1951-)

Darling

Zhang Zhen (1961-)

The Cat at My Friends House

A Desire

Chen Dongdong (1961-)

Snow-Covered Sun

Tang Yaping (1962-)

Black Cave

Black Midnight

Black Rock

Cyril Wong (1977-)

I Didnt Expect to Write About Sex

Biographical Notes

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307265678
Author:
Barnstone, Tony
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Editor:
Ping, Chou
Author:
ping
Author:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Chou
Author:
Ping, Chou
Author:
arnstone, Tony
Author:
B
Author:
Translated and edited by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Erotic poetry, Chinese
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Series:
Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.48x4.44x.80 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The ancient Chinese tradition of erotic poetry has been largely ignored in the west. Now, a vast continent of sensual verse is opened to us with this glorious collection spanning nearly three thousand years and including many poems never before translated into English.

Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping have brought together poems about deep love and pure lust, enticement and seduction, ecstasy and disappointment. Here are poems that express need, hunger, grief, and longing—for husbands and wives and for concubines and lovers; poems by turns explicit or subtle, light-hearted or desperate, written from both mens and womens points of view. The editors have drawn on a wide range of sources from 600 BCE to the present, including highly literary poems, popular verse, and folk songs, as well as poems that appeared in ancient Daoist sex manuals, in classical novels of the Ming Dynasty, and in collections of erotic prints. The result is a dazzling array of voices that speak the universal language of desire.

For the first time, all the major works of this beloved writer are gathered together in one hardcover volume.

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