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Li Po - Marble stairs grievance

Identifier

016729

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The use of slippers here may not be right - other translations give variously hose and stockings, which gives the white dew yet another non symbolic meaning

 

A description of the experience

From Li Po and Tu Fu Poems – translated and with an introduction by Arthur Cooper [Penguin classics]

Marble stairs grievance

On Jade Stairs
still grows the white dew
That has all night
soaked her silk slippers

But she lets down
her crystal blind now
And sees through glaze
the moon of autumn

The source of the experience

Li Po

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Sex magick

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