Li Ho

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Li He (Li Ho, 790–816), courtesy name Changji , was a short-lived Chinese poet of the late Tang Dynasty, known for his unconventional and imaginative style.

A native of Changgu (modern-day Luoyang, Henan), Li was discouraged by some of his contemporaries to take the Imperial Examination owing to naming taboo: his father's name happened to sound ...
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That The Days Are So Short
Flying lights, flying lights,
I pledge you a cup of wine.
I do not know if the blue heavens are high,
The yellow earth is rich,
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2.
Do Not Dance, Sir!
Lintels hung with coarse brocade
Of scarlet woof,
Sunlight fades the rich brocade,
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3.
Do Not Plant A Tree ...
Do not plant a tree into your garden !
Trees are bringing sadness every year.
Lonely sleep, the moonlight in our window.
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General
The valiant-hearted,
Riding alone on Scarlet Hare,
Out of the gates of Ch'in,
To weep at Gold Grain Mound
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Immortals
Strumming his lute, high on a crag of stone,
Sits an immortal sylph flapping his wings.
White tail-plumes of a simurgh in his hand,
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