By William McNaughton, Lenore Mayhew
Those attractive and unique poems are made on hand to Western readers in a translation that fuses the imagery of age-old China with a supple, vigorous glossy idiom. This translation (with explanatory notes) allows Western readers to know the sensitivity, grace, and poetic ability that make the Tzu Yeh poems essentially the most vital creative contributions in their time.
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Extra resources for A Gold Orchid: The Love Poems of Tzu Yeh
There a mother lay and smiled Down upon her infant child; Happy child and happy mother, Laughing back to one another With a gladness undeﬁled. 250 Here an old man slept, worn out With the revelry and rout; Here a strong man sat and gazed On a girl whose eyes upraised No more wandered round about. And none broke the stillness—none; I was the sole living one. And methought that silently Many seemed to look on me With strange steadfast eyes that shone. Full of fear I would have ﬂed; Full of fear I bent my head, 260 poems 11 Shutting out each stony guest.
Declines a proposal from Charles Bagot Cayley on the grounds of his lack of religious belief. 1867 Moves, with William, Frances, and Maria Francesca, to 56 Euston Square (5 Endsleigh Gardens) (June). 1870 Commonplace, and Other Short Stories published by Ellis (May). autumn/winter 1870 – 1). chronology xxxix 1871 Develops Graves’ disease. ; dated 1872). ). ). ). ). ). ). 1881 A Pageant and Other Poems published by Macmillan (July). ). ). 1883 Letter and Spirit published by SPCK (May). ). 1885 Time Flies published by SPCK (May).
Xxx introduction of theological speculation on the continuing consciousness of the soul in the intermediate state between the world and heaven is to defamiliarize it: And dreaming through the twilight That doth not rise nor set, Haply I may remember, And haply may forget. The personal uncertainty of the poem’s ﬁrst stanza — will her dearest remember her? — shrinks before this eschatological uncertainty: whatever her feelings for her dearest, could his (or her) remembrance ever be reciprocated in this dream land?