The Selected Poems of Li Po PDF/EPUB ô Poems of

The Selected Poems of Li Po PDF/EPUB ô Poems of

The Selected Poems of Li Po ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☆ The Selected Poems of Li Po Author Li Po – Li Po AD 701 762 lived in T’ang Dynasty China but his influence has spanned the centuries the pure lyricism of his poems has awed readers in China and Japan for over a millennium and through Ezra Po Li Po AD Poems of PDF/EPUB » lived in T’ang Dynasty China but his influence has spanned the centuries the pure lyricism of his poems has awed readers in China The Selected MOBI :Ú and Japan for over a millennium and through Ezra Pound’s translations Li Po became central to the modernist revolution in the West His work is suffused with Taoism and Selected Poems of PDF/EPUB ✓ Ch’an Zen Buddhism but these seem not so much spiritual influences as the inborn form of his lifeThere is a set phrase in Chinese referring to the phenomenon of Li Po “Winds of the immortals bones of the Tao” He moved through this world with an unearthly freedom from attachment and at the same time belonged profoundly to the earth and its process of change However ethereal in spirit his poems remain grounded in the everyday experience we all share He wrote years ago half a world away but in his poems we see our world transformed Legendary friends in eighth century T’ang China Li Po and Tu Fu are traditionally celebrated as the two greatest poets in the Chinese canon David Hinton’s translation of Li Po’s poems is no less an achievement than his critically acclaimed The Selected Poems of Tu Fu also published by New Directions By reflecting the ambiguity and density of the original Hinton continues to create compelling English poems that alter our conception of Chinese poetry.

10 thoughts on “The Selected Poems of Li Po

  1. sarah sarah says:

    This book is just him drinking alone going on hikes meeting friends drinking with friends talking abt how beautiful the moon is drinking under the moon autumn drinking some and I respect that Some choice titles include 'Drinking Under The Moon' 'Drinking Alone' 'Drinking on Dragon Mountain' 'Drinking Alone' on a Spring Day' 'Drinking in the Mountains With A Recluse' 'Waking Drunk on Spring Day' Also from the introduction “It may be just as well for the legend Li Po made of himself is consistent and compelling if he remains like the moon an enduring mystery Whatever actually happened at Li Yang ping’s house in the winter of 762 Li Po died as the legend says he died out drunk in a boat he fell into a river and drowned trying to embrace the moon”

  2. Crito Crito says:

    Old pine what have you learned? Coldcold and desolate— who’s your song for?

  3. Eadweard Eadweard says:

    Autumn wind clear autumn moon bright fallen leaves gather in piles then scatter and crows settling in cold startle away Will we ever see ever even think of each other again? This night this moment impossible to feel it all

  4. Aaron Freedman Aaron Freedman says:

    Although I have tried very hard to enjoy poetry to the degree that others do so far I have not succeeded Personally I would give this book two stars but objectively I think it deserves at least four stars not that I'm the best judge Li Po's poems are really great at giving an insight into the past and what life was like These poems also are very successful at giving a sense of beauty in the environment and the other topics They convey a variety of different emotions very well such as loneliness at the departure of a friend or over as well as passion when talking about what seems to have been Li Po's main hobby drinking Overall the book is a good read for any poetry fans or someone like me who would just like to learn about authentic ancient Chinese poetry

  5. Yigal Zur Yigal Zur says:

    read them in Hebrew translated by Dan Daor who was the greatest translator from chinese and great friend

  6. James James says:

    A strong collection of poems from the poet who not just lived Zen but seemed to truly embody its principles Through his wanderings his reflections on nature and his drunkenness the poet finds moments of transcendence that resonate than a thousand years since his death

  7. Eliisa Eliisa says:

    Something to this tipsy wandering philosopher that makes we want to go on a wine boat curl my aging white beard hairs and write about the azure heavens and reminisce on all the scents that make me revisit my past

  8. Duncan H! Duncan H! says:

    There was alot of references to people and places I felt like kinda i had to be there then

  9. Jared Smith Jared Smith says:

    Wanderlust and alcohol

  10. Leonard Leonard says:

    It seems like a lot of these poems were written whileabout drinking Maybe I should give it a try

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