Poems of Bai Juyi
Heaven's Ferry Bridge
East of the ferry bridge, west of Big Dipper tower.
Coming here is enough to make me lose my mind in poems.
Crescent moon rises late above Goddess Pond,
Her face in the spring waters by Yaoniang dike.
Willow catkins loose their silk, spun out by the wind.
New wild grasses all bow down, laid level by the rain.
Messenger on horseback comes and shouts the news.
He's startled all the songbirds into silence.
It is 832. Yuan Zhen died last year. Bai Juyi is quietly governing Suzhou. And that's all we know.