By Li Po,J. P. Seaton
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 sense of right and wrong, and he struggled opposed to the challenging 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 known, the translator, J. P. Seaton, comprises 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 large of chinese language poetry. Seaton deals us a poet who realized not easy classes from a lifestyles lived demanding and provided his readers those classes as vibrant, energetic poetry—as appropriate this present day because it was once throughout the Tang dynasty.
Over 1000 poems were attributed to Li Po, a lot of them unpublished. This new assortment comprises poems no longer to be had in the other editions.
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Bright Moon, White Clouds: Selected Poems of Li Po (Shambhala Library) by Li Po,J. P. Seaton