Who is Bai Juyi

Bai Juyi (also Bo Juyi or Po Chü-i; Chinese: 白居易; 772–846), courtesy name Letian (Chinese: 樂天), was a renowned Chinese poet and Tang dynasty government official. Many of his poems concern his career or observations made about everyday life, including as governor of three different provinces. He achieved fame as a writer of verse in a low-key, near vernacular style that was popular throughout China, in Korea and Japan.Bai was also influential in the historical development of Japanese literature, where he is better known by the on'yomi reading of his courtesy name, Haku Rakuten (shinjitai: 白楽天). His younger brother Bai Xingjian was a short story writer.

Among his most famous works are the long narrative poems "Chang hen ge" ("Song of Everlasting Sorrow"), which te...
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Bai Juyi Poems

  • The Beginning Of Summer
    At the rise of summer a hundred beasts and trees
    Join in gladness that the season bids them thrive.
    Stags and does frolic in the deep woods;
    Snakes and insects are pleased by the rank grass....
  • Resignation
    Don't think of the past;
    It only awakens painful regrets.
    Don't think of the future;
    It paralyzes with uncertain longings. ...
  • Flower No Flower
    Flower no flower
    mist no mist

    arrives at midnight ...
  • After Lunch
    After eating lunch, I feel so sleepy.
    Waking later, I sip two bowls of tea,

    then notice shadows aslant, the sun ...
  • Thinking Of The Past
    In an idle hour I thought of former days;
    And former friends seemed to be standing in the room.
    And then I wondered 'Where are they now?'
    Like fallen leaves they have tumbled to the Nether Springs. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Bai Juyi

Night 23 Spring 22 Long 19 Wind 17 Heart 16 Time 15 Red 15 Water 14 Autumn 13 Morning 12


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Yibospinkpigs: bai juyi and wang wei, to be specific.
Youaretheexpert: from madly singing in the mountains by bai juyi (po chü-i)
Vbvlach: the tale of genji is a 1,000 year old japanese novel, of 900 or so pages.  lady murasaki infuses poetry all through the book.  she uses bai juyi ( chinese poet 800 ad) a lot.  his most famous poem is "song of everlasting sorrow" which she and others have alluded to.
Kintespace: bai juyi: the tang dynasty’s baldest poet -
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