Li Bai's birthplace is Chu, Kazakhstan. Another candidate is Suiye in Central Asia (near modern-day Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan). However his family had originally dwelt in what is now southeastern Gansu , and later moved to Jiangyou, near modern Chengdu in Sichuan province, when he was five years old. At the age of ten, his formal education started. Among various schools of classical Chinese philosophies, Taoism was the deepest influence, as demonstrated by his compositions. In 720, he was interviewed by Governor Su Ting, who considered him a genius. Though he expressed the wish to become an official, he could not be bothered to sit for the Chinese civil service examination. Perhaps he considered ... more »
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- Alone And Drinking Under The Moon
- Alone Looking at the Mountain
- Drinking Alone
- Amidst The Flowers A Jug Of Wine
- Autumn River Song
- A Vindication
- A Mountain Revelry
- About Tu Fu
- Bathed and Washed
- Down from the Mountain
- Clearing at Dawn
- Chuang Tzu And The Butterfly
- Before The Cask of Wine
- Bringing in the Wine
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''By the North Gate, the wind blows full of sand,Li Po (701-762), Chinese poet. Lament of the Frontier Guard (l. 1-3). . . Oxford Book of Verse in English Translation, The. Charles Tomlinson, ed....
Lonely from the beginning of time until now!
Trees fall, the grass goes yellow with autumn.''
''Ah, how shall you know the dreary sorrow at the North Gate,Li Po (701-762), Chinese poet. Lament of the Frontier Guard (l. 21-23). . . Oxford Book of Verse in English Translation, The. Charles Tomlinson, e...
With Li Po's name forgotten,
And we guardsmen fed to the tigers.''
''I desired my dust to be mingled with yoursLi Po (701-762), Chinese poet. The River Merchant's Wife; a Letter (l. 12-14). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and other...
Forever and forever and forever.
Why should I climb the look out?''
''At fourteen I married My Lord you.''Li Po (701-762), Chinese poet. The River Merchant's Wife; a Letter (l. 7). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, e...
''Please let me know beforehand,Li Po (701-762), Chinese poet. The River Merchant's Wife; a Letter (l. 27-29). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and other...
And I will come out to meet you
As far as Cho-fu-Sa.''
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