Bright Moon, White Clouds: Selected Poems of Li Po by Li Po,J. P. Seaton PDF

By Li Po,J. P. Seaton

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

Calling himself the "God of Wine" and recognized to his buyers 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 judgment of right and wrong, and he struggled opposed to the not easy instances of his age. He was once encouraged by way 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 known, 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 titanic of chinese language poetry. Seaton bargains us a poet who discovered tough classes from a existence lived difficult and provided his readers those classes as brilliant, energetic poetry—as proper at the present time because it used to be throughout the Tang dynasty.

Over 1000 poems were attributed to Li Po, lots of them unpublished. This new assortment contains poems no longer to be had in the other editions.

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