Tag Archives: Yearning

De Profundis: Christina Rossetti

Oh why is heaven built so far, Oh why is earth set so remote? I cannot reach the nearest star That hangs afloat. I would not care to reach the moon, One round monotonous of change; Yet even she repeats … Continue reading

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Yearning: Li Po (Li Bai)

I am endlessly yearning to be in Chang’an. Insects hum of autumn by the gold brim of the well; A thin frost glistens like little mirrors on my cold mat; The high lantern flickers; and deeper grows my longing. I … Continue reading

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