Li Po (AD 701-62) and Tu Fu (AD 712-70) were devoted friends who
are traditionally considered to be among China's greatest poets. Li
Po, a legendary carouser, was an itinerant poet whose writing,
often dream poems or spirit-journeys, soars to sublime heights in
its descriptions of natural scenes and powerful emotions. His sheer
escapism and joy is balanced by Tu Fu, who expresses the Confucian
virtues of humanity and humility in more autobiographical... more...