By Li Po,J. P. Seaton

Li Po (701-762) is taken into account one of many maximum poets to dwell throughout the Tang dynasty—what was once thought of to be the golden age for chinese language poetry. He was once additionally the 1st chinese language poet to develop into popular within the West, and he drastically encouraged many American poets in the course of the 20th century.

Calling himself the "God of Wine" and identified to his consumers as a "fallen immortal," Li Po wrote with eloquence, vividness, and sometimes playfulness, as he extols the thrill of nature, wine, and the lifetime of a wandering recluse. Li Po had a powerful social moral sense, and he struggled opposed to the not easy occasions of his age. He was once encouraged by means of the newly blossoming Zen Buddhism and merged it with the Taoism that he had studied all his existence.

Though Li Po's love of wine is famous, the translator, J. P. Seaton, contains poems on quite a lot of topics—friendship and love, political feedback, poems written to curry patronage, poems of the spirit—to supply a brand new interpretation of this big of chinese language poetry. Seaton bargains us a poet who realized demanding classes from a lifestyles lived challenging and provided his readers those classes as vibrant, full of life poetry—as suitable this present day because it was once throughout the Tang dynasty.

Over 1000 poems were attributed to Li Po, lots of them unpublished. This new assortment comprises poems now not on hand in the other editions.

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