BLACK CAT POEMS
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I am a Peach Tree
translated by Shigeyoshi Obata
I am a peach tree blossoming in a deep pit.
Who is there I may turn to and smile?
You are the moon up in the far sky;
Passing, you looked down on me an hour; then went on forever.
A sword with the keenest edge,
Could not cut the stream of water in twain
So that it would cease to flow.
is like the stream; and flows and follows you on forever.
poems by Li Bai