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review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Wang Wei Three Tang Dynasty Poets Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Wang Wei ☆ 5 Read 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 Perky 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 Rayleigh Through Time 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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review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Wang Wei Three Tang Dynasty Poets Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Wang Wei ☆ 5 Read 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. Well this was a lot of fun I didn t expect to highlight as many verses as I did This book of poetry collects the works of three Tang dynasty poets who would ve thought judging from the title I have never read poetry from China before and I have an inkling that much was lost in translation nonetheless I uite enjoyed myself and appreciated the insight I got into Chinese cultureWang Wei is a 8th century poet musician painter and statesman He was one of the most famous men of arts and letters of his time In his later years Wang Wei lost interest in being a statesman and became involved in Buddhism and his poems reflected his focus on ZenCh an practice and the beauty of nature Personally I liked the calmness and stillness of his poetry He described his surroundings with such care for detail that it was impossible not to note how connected to nature he felt He mused about water flowing with a purpose clear streams so calm the returning colors of spring and so on and so on The images he evoked with his words were beautifulOddly my favorite poem of his was not a poem about nature but a poem about war Watching a Farewell deals with the sacrifices boy soldiers make when they leave their home to fight in distant lands I am by no means a person who glorifies the military nonetheless the poem moved me Tears dried he must catch up his companionsSwallowing grief he sets his carriage in motionAt last the carriage passes out of sightBut still at times there s the dust thrown up from the roadI too long ago said good bye to my familyAnd when I see this my handkerchief is wet with tears I don t know about you but I really like the switch of perspective the narrator initially just an observer can t help himself and gets invovled with what he seesLi Po was a Chinese poet acclaimed from his own day to the present as a genius and a romantic figure who took traditional poetic forms to new heights He and his friend Du Fu the last poet in this collection were the two most prominent figures in the flourishing of Chinese poetry in the Tang dynasty The expression Three Wonders referred to Li Po s poetry Pei Min s swordplay and Zhang Xu s calligraphyIt s funny to see that Li Po just like Hafez stands in the poetic tradition of glorifying alcoholic beverages His celebration of drunkenness can be witnessed in many of his poems However his best poems are the ones focusing on nostalgia and raw emotions He contemplates the yearning of a man who is seperated from his children the desperation of a woman who married a travelling man an old mother parting from her son Peach petals float their streamsaway in secretTo other skies and earthsthan those of mortals All in all we get intricate themes coupled with an excellent writing style I couldn t help but fall in love with Li Po He was definitely my favorite poet in this collection Du Fu s greatest ambition was to serve his country as a successful civil servant but he proved unable to make the necessary accommodations His life like the whole country was devastated by the An Lushan Rebellion of 755 and his last 15 years were a time of almost constant unrestHe has been called the Poet Historian and the Poet Sage by Chinese critics while the range of his work has allowed him to be introduced to Western readers as the Chinese VirgilMost interesting about Du Fu s work is definitely the overarching theme of life goes on His poetry dealt a lot with the war and individual suffering however he constantly stressed how unfazed nature is about all of these events Through Pity all our hoursweeping remembersThese waters and these flowersremain as ever I would argue that he is probably the most realistic of the three however I didn t click with his poetry as well as with the othersOverall Three Tang Dynasty Poets is an interesting collection of Chinese verses Even though many parts felt doggerel probably due to the translation this collection is worthwhile It grands an interesting insight into Chinese culture and unites themes such as calmness in times of upheaval and in depth explorations of nature geoff buda ve ben years Wang Wei lost interest in being a statesman and became involved in Buddhism and his poems reflected his focus on ZenCh an practice and the beauty of nature Personally I liked the calmness and stillness of his poetry He described his surroundings with such care for detail that it was impossible not to note how connected to nature he felt He mused about water flowing with a purpose clear streams so calm the returning colors of spring and so on and so on The images he evoked with his words were beautifulOddly my favorite poem of his was not a poem about nature but a poem about war Watching a Farewell deals with the sacrifices boy soldiers make when they leave their home to fight in distant lands I am by no means a person who glorifies the military nonetheless the poem moved me Tears dried he must catch up his companionsSwallowing grief he sets his carriage in motionAt last the carriage passes out of sightBut still at times there s the dust thrown up from the roadI too long ago said good bye to my familyAnd when I see this my handkerchief is wet with tears I don t know about Perky you but I really like the switch of perspective the narrator initially just an observer can t help himself and gets invovled with what he seesLi Po was a Chinese poet acclaimed from his own day to the present as a genius and a romantic figure who took traditional poetic forms to new heights He and his friend Du Fu the last poet in this collection were the two most prominent figures in the flourishing of Chinese poetry in the Tang dynasty The expression Three Wonders referred to Li Po s poetry Pei Min s swordplay and Zhang Xu s calligraphyIt s funny to see that Li Po just like Hafez stands in the poetic tradition of glorifying alcoholic beverages His celebration of drunkenness can be witnessed in many of his poems However his best poems are the ones focusing on nostalgia and raw emotions He contemplates the Rayleigh Through Time yearning of a man who is seperated from his children the desperation of a woman who married a travelling man an old mother parting from her son Peach petals float their streamsaway in secretTo other skies and earthsthan those of mortals All in all we get intricate themes coupled with an excellent writing style I couldn t help but fall in love with Li Po He was definitely my favorite poet in this collection Du Fu s greatest ambition was to serve his country as a successful civil servant but he proved unable to make the necessary accommodations His life like the whole country was devastated by the An Lushan Rebellion of 755 and his last 15 Biggles Flies East years were a time of almost constant unrestHe has been called the Poet Historian and the Poet Sage by Chinese critics while the range of his work has allowed him to be introduced to Western readers as the Chinese VirgilMost interesting about Du Fu s work is definitely the overarching theme of life goes on His poetry dealt a lot with the war and individual suffering however he constantly stressed how unfazed nature is about all of these events Through Pity all our hoursweeping remembersThese waters and these flowersremain as ever I would argue that he is probably the most realistic of the three however I didn t click with his poetry as well as with the othersOverall Three Tang Dynasty Poets is an interesting collection of Chinese verses Even though many parts felt doggerel probably due to the translation this collection is worthwhile It grands an interesting insight into Chinese culture and unites themes such as calmness in times of upheaval and in depth explorations of nature

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review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Wang Wei Three Tang Dynasty Poets Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Wang Wei ☆ 5 Read '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. Where are the sights that I must know alone Wang WeiWhy does one read poetry This simple uestion opens up a vast debate and provokes the proverbial one thousand and one responses I will let this debate be and tell you why I read often not well known poetry by men and women dead for centuries I want to see how they expressed in poems passionately that which they could otherwise say to their friends and families in simple ordinary speech I want to know how people living in other eras other places other cultures lent eternity to their human emotions I want to learn about the metaphors and images they employed in the service of their loves and passions obsessions and hatreds their beliefs and dogmasand so before I write further I want to pay my respects to the first of men who came up with the idea of translationThis pithy Penguin Little Black Classics No9 gave me a flavour of three 8th century poets from what is now China and left me wanting for It covers uick word bites for those on the run or those like I who otherwise won t look for an opening to dig further to pull out poets from old China amid the great mass of books out there Here we meet Wang Wei 699 761 Li Po 701 762 and Tu Fu 712 770 known as the finest poets of their times who all lived during Tang Dynasty eraWang Wei 699 761 must have lived in a place abundantly endowed with natural beauty He is the poet of nature and pastoral bliss of blue mountains and green streams of peach blossom and luxuriant trees up to the clouds of fishermen and shepherds who live guarded by mountains and encircled by crystalline brooks so beautiful that No one can tell which may be the spring of paradise when he took a walk deep into the forest He sat and looked at the red trees not knowing how far he was I uote The Green Stream for samplingTo get to the Yellow Flower RiverI always follow the green water streamAmong the hills there must be a thousand twistsThe distance there cannot be fifty milesThere is the murmur of water among rocksAnd the uietness of colours deep in pinesLightly lightly drifting water chestnutsClearly clearly mirrored reeds and rushesI have always been a lover of tranuilityAnd where I see this clear stream so calmI want to stay on some great rockAnd fish for ever on and on On Marble Stairsstill grows the white dewThat has all nightsoaked her silk slippersLi Po 701 762 is your playful witty irreverent drinking buddy whose mood takes a 180 degree turn when suddenly the thought of being away from his wife and kids hits him He is away on work assignment and can t return In a beautiful poem Letter to his Two Small Children Staying in Eastern Lu he wonders if the only peach tree he had put in their small garden might have grown past his children and whether his son might have reached his big sister s shoulderIn The Ballad of Ch ang Kan a young wife counts winds and weathers in wait for her sailor husband who has gone off to distant lands Three stanzasHere by the door our farewell footprintsThey one by one are growing green mossThe moss so thick I cannot sweep itAnd fallen leaves autumn winds came soonI remember in my maiden daysI did not know the world and its ways Until I wed a man of Ch ang kanNow on the sands I wait for the windsBut go or come it s ever sorrowFor when we meet you part tomorrowYou ll make Hsiang tan in how many daysI dreamt I crossed the winds and the waves The ghosts of those by blooddefiled are homelessThe last of the trio Tu Fu 712 770 writes of the ravages of war and poverty that must have gripped his part of the world He pours forth into his poems his harrowing experience as a war veteran A potent sense of dark sorrow at the waste of life and happiness pervades his poems Here are two stanzas of a poem he d written after a battle had destroyed the royal clan and compelled the commoners to scatter to the four winds From Lament by the RiversideThe old man from Shao lingweeping inwardlySlips out by stealth in springand walks by SerpentineAnd on its riversidesees the locked PalacesYoung willows and new reedsall green for nobodyIn another poem he recounts his experience of homecoming from a long war and is pained to see his family in utter poverty I loved the imagery of this poem Selected lines from The Journey North the HomecomingA year but past to my simple homeAnd my own wife in a hundred rags Who sees me cried like the wind through treesWeeps like the well sobbing undergroundAnd then my son pride of all my daysWith his face too whiter than the snowsNext by my couch two small daughters standIn patched dresses scarcely to their kneesAnd the seawaves do not even meetWhere old bits of broidery are sewn Whilst the Serpent and the Purple BirdOn the short skirts both are upside downWho wouldn t feel a stab in the heart for the description of young girls dressesJune 2015


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    (Three Tang Dynasty Poets) [Free] à Wang Wei Wang Wei ☆ 5 Read 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

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    (Three Tang Dynasty Poets) [Free] à Wang Wei Where are the sights that I must know alone Wang WeiWhy does one read poetry? This simple uestion opens up a vast debate and provokes the proverbial one thousand and one responses I will let this debate be and tel

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    (Three Tang Dynasty Poets) [Free] à Wang Wei Wang Wei ☆ 5 Read Read Three Tang Dynasty Poets This short compilation is a taster on three 8th century Tang Dynasty Chinese poets Wang Wei Li Po and Tu Fu I confess I know very little about them but appreciate they are essential touchstones in Chinese culture comparable to Milton or Baudelaire in the West These three artists were working around the same time Beowulf or the urʾ

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    review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Wang Wei Wang Wei ☆ 5 Read (Three Tang Dynasty Poets) [Free] à Wang Wei An old man knows no where he is going;On these wild hills footsorehe will not hurry Tu Fu Vol 9 of my Penguin Little Black Classics Bo

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    Read Three Tang Dynasty Poets review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Wang Wei Wang Wei ☆ 5 Read 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

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    Read Three Tang Dynasty Poets Wang Wei ☆ 5 Read (Three Tang Dynasty Poets) [Free] à Wang Wei Night Thoughts AfloatBy bent grassesin a gentle windUnder straight mastI’m alone tonightAnd the stars hangabove the broad plainBut moon’s afloatin this Great RiverOh where’s my nameamong the poets?Official rank?'Retired for ill health'Drifting driftingwhat am I thanA single gullbetween sky and earth?Tu Fu 712 770Jan 28 18 Later on my blog

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    Read Three Tang Dynasty Poets review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Wang Wei Wang Wei ☆ 5 Read Has poems by three of the greatest Tang Dynasty poets Wang Wei Li Bai and Du Fu I have read Li Bai poems before but the other two were new to

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    (Three Tang Dynasty Poets) [Free] à Wang Wei Well this was a lot of fun I didn't expect to highlight as many verses as I did This book of poetry collects the works of three Tang dynasty poets who would've thought judging from the title I have never read poetry from China before and I have an inkling that much was lost in translation nonetheless I uite enjoyed myself and appre

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    Wang Wei ☆ 5 Read review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Wang Wei (Three Tang Dynasty Poets) [Free] à Wang Wei O collection of poems from three different authors Wang Wei Li Po Tu FuIt wasn't exactly a great read

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  • Paperback
  • 64
  • Three Tang Dynasty Poets
  • Wang Wei
  • English
  • 23 July 2020
  • 9780141398204