Three Tang Dynasty Poets (KINDLE)

  • Paperback
  • 64
  • Three Tang Dynasty Poets
  • Wang Wei
  • English
  • 13 December 2020
  • 9780141398204

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Read Three Tang Dynasty Poets ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free In Classics with books from around the world and across many centuries They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe Here are stories lyrical and sava Wealth and honor were always like this You strive and strive but what do you seek This Little Black Classics contains writings from three of the most famous poets of eight century China Wang Wei Li Po and Tu Fu All three were new to me so I had a lot to explore in this volume and found myself drawn in straight away As all three of them lived during the Tang Dynasty they must have had comparably similar experiences to draw from they have witnessed the beauty of nature and family but also the sorrows of war and violence It all comes to light in these featured poems which are full of appreciation and grief At last I put my carriage in motionGo sadly out from the ivied pinesCan I bear to leave these blue hillsAnd the green stream what of that Poetry was an important part of people s social life during the Tang dynasty and it was an art form available to everyone The important role it played back then is also probably the main reason for the amount of poems that survived all those centuries I highly suspect that part of the poems expression was lost in translation and still the language is compressed and simple while also being dense and poignant What interests me a lot about Early Eastern literature is how different it was to what was written in the Western World at that period of time I ve read enough here to hope I ll get to read in the futureRoughly a year ago Penguin introduced the Little Black Classics series to celebrate Penguin s 80th birthday Including little stories from around the world and across many centuries as the publisher describes I have been intrigued to read those for a long time before finally having started I hope to sooner or later read and review all of them Hellbourne 01 Lost and Found you seek This Little Black Classics contains writings from three of the most famous poets of eight century China Wang Wei Li Po and Tu Fu All three were new to me so I had a lot to explore in this volume and found myself drawn in straight away As all three of them lived during the Tang Dynasty they must have had comparably similar experiences to draw from they have witnessed the beauty of nature and family but also the sorrows of war and violence It all comes to light in these featured poems which are full of appreciation and grief At last I put my carriage in motionGo sadly out from the ivied pinesCan I bear to leave these blue hillsAnd the green stream what of that Poetry was an important part of people s social life during the Tang dynasty and it was an art form available to everyone The important role it played back then is also probably the main reason for the amount of poems that survived all those centuries I highly suspect that part of the poems expression was lost in translation and still the language is compressed and simple while also being dense and poignant What interests me a lot about Early Eastern literature is how different it was to what was written in the Western World at that period of time I ve read enough here to hope I ll get to read in the futureRoughly a Възвишение year ago Penguin introduced the Little Black Classics series to celebrate Penguin s 80th birthday Including little stories from around the world and across many centuries as the publisher describes I have been intrigued to read those for a long time before finally having started I hope to sooner or later read and review all of them

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Read Three Tang Dynasty Poets ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ge; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions Wang Wei roughly 699 761Wang Wei's Poems is available in Penguin ClassicsLi Po 701 762 Tu Fu 712 770 Li Po and Tu Fu is available in Penguin Classics O collection of poems from three different authors Wang Wei Li Po Tu FuIt wasn t exactly a great read

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Read Three Tang Dynasty Poets ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 'Can I bear to leave these blue hills' A generous selection from three of the greatest and most enjoyable of Chinese poets Introducing Little Black Classics 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Pengu Isn t poetry just wonderful I m beginning to appreciate it and I m finding myself reading so much of it of late and it s for pleasure not for university work same thing really I know the exact poem that finally turned on my poetic ears so to speak it was Mont Blanc by Percy Shelley and since then I ve been reading all that I can get my hands on It s a shame it s taken me so long to fully realise what was in front of my eyes Enough of that there s a whole world of poetry before me to explore And this edition was just what I needed Here are three poets I d never heard of and here are three poets I enjoyed immenselyThe poetry of Tu Fu is the most universal Rather than lamenting over his family or fixating on a natural scene he actually describes real human emotions and conflicts This is the sort of poetry I like to read it s the sort of poetry that captures what it is to be human and expresses it in a way that transcend other forms Here s my favouriteNight Thoughts Afloat By bent grasses in a gentle wind Under straight mast I m alone tonight And the stars hang above the broad plain But moon s afloat in this Great River Oh where s my name among the poets Official rank Retired for ill health Drifting drifting what am I than A single gull between sky and earth The poem is deceptively simple The last stanza recognises a large part of the human condition In reality as hard as it is to accept we re all rather insignificant We re just another being drifting in the seemingly nothingness of life Amongst the back drop of moon and stars of wind a river we are nothing in comparison We are the bent grass the small unimportant element of a greater whole And Tu Fu as a poet is just another cog in the wheel As great as his imagination may be he will never fully be able to express all that he wishes he will never gain the official rank he wanted and be able to compare his words to the vast elements He sits in a boat contemplating alone It s uite a strong poem definitely my favourite in here The poetry of Wang Wei is very much driven by descriptions of nature Regardless of what s happening in the world whether it s war or a woeful departure nature remains a beautiful inspiration Nothing can change that for him as he marches on as he plods through life the splendour of nature remains Like so On Leaving the Wang River retreat At last I put my carriage in motionGo sadly out from these ivied pinesCan I bear to leave these blue hillsAnd the green stream what of that Again it s deceptively simple These four lines carry so much meaning The narrator is leaving but that doesn t matter The reason for his departure isn t important The real world isn t important The issues are small and perhaps petty when faced with such glory His surroundings here mean to him in this instance than the whole of mankind combined Leaving the purity of the ivied pines behind is a lamentable loss Walking away from the blue hills the hills of stability of intelligence and of heaven itself is no easy departure They represent much It s all about the colours The sky and the sea are both blue as are these symbolic hills And the stream the green stream that represents oneness with nature that is the hardest of all to walk away from The line at last I put my carriage in motion says it all The reluctance is palpable Li Po wasn t my favourite That doesn t mean I dislike him I just think his poems in here were weak in comparison to the other two Maybe the editors just didn t pick out his best most representative poems Some of them just didn t speak to me on any level although they do portray a great deal about the man s life and the time in which he wrote I picked out the one I liked the most belowDrinking with a gentleman of leisure in the mountains We both have drunk their birththe mountain flowersA toast a toast a toastagain anotherI am drunk long to sleep Sir go a little Bring your lute if you likeearly tomorrowThe narrator isn t drinking alcohol that s for sure he s drinking in the sights around him he s enjoying nature and relishing in the experience He s gone to sleep on the flowers in the mountain and tomorrow only brings another good day It s a good poem but like I said I much prefer the other two poems I copied here So this was a rather good edition one of the best I ve read in uite a while Penguin Little Black Classic 09 The Little Black Classic Collection by penguin looks like it contains lots of hidden gems I couldn t help it they looked so good that I went and bought them all I shall post a short review after reading each one No doubt it will take me several months to get through all of them Hopefully I will find some classic authors from across the ages that I may not have come across had I not bought this collection