Who is Bai Juyi

Bai JuyiPortrait of Bai Juyi by Chen HongshouBorn772
Taiyuan, Shanxi, ChinaDied846
Xiangshan Temple, Longmen (Luoyang), Henan, ChinaOccupationPoet, Government officialChildrenBai Acui (son)Relati...
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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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  • Chinlitpod: bai juyi's a strangely overlooked poet. hugely popular in his era, but today relegated to something like second-tier status. thoughts as to why? in an upcoming podcast, lee and i discuss the possibility that some of his more overtly political poetry had something to do with it.
  • Suzannedearest: snow, moon and flowers (雪月花) japanese expression and theme in art from a poem by tang dynasty poet bai juyi.
  • Bluemorningsoup: does anyone know the translator of this bai juyi poem? “the bloom is not a bloom, the mist not mist. at midnight she comes, and goes again at dawn. she comes like a spring dream - how long will she stay? she goes like morning cloud, without a trace.”
  • Chinlitpod: as we put the finishing touches on our lu xun series, we're taking two or three weeks to dig into the work of bai juyi, possibly the tang dynasty's most popular poet. join us for round one, up now!
  • Bluemorningsoup: “in the sky let’s fly as birds sharing wings, and on earth let’s be trees with trunks growing as one. though heaven and earth are long, they will cease at last, but this regret stretches on and on forever.” — ‘song of everlasting sorrow’ by bai juyi
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