Ya-Wen Ho


Ya-Wen Ho is a twenty-six-year-old poet who came to New Zealand from Taiwan at the age of seven. She is a graduate of the University of Auckland. 

Li Po (Li Bai), 701–762 AD, is a revered classical Chinese poet of the mid Tang Dynasty, known as the golden age of cosmopolitan civilisation.

Arthur Waley first translated ‘Clearing at Dawn’ into English in 1922.


Clearing at Dawn

PoetryA Clear DawnLi PoThe bush is cool, the light showers have stopped – a panorama of Spring.The clear waters boil with leaping trout; birds chirp, the fern fronds droop.The bush flowers dapple their dewy petals; the hill tussocks...

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