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Li Po

Li Po

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910: Item # 1369736

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Lovely line marker used in Chinese building construction with, China’s most famous poet, Li Po aka Li Bai daydreaming between two pots of wine carved on the side. Complete with no damage and still functional. Circa late Qing Dynasty- this is only the third one I have ever seen outside of a museum and the only one with Li Po. L: 14cm/5.5in and H: 6cm/2.4in. The following is my favorite poem by him. Drinking Alone: I take my wine jug out among the flowers to drink alone, without friends. I raise my cup to entice the moon. That, and my shadow, makes us three. But the moon doesn't drink, and my shadow silently follows. I will travel with moon and shadow, happy to the end of spring. When I sing, the moon dances. When I dance, my shadow dances, too. We share life's joys when sober. Drunk, each goes a separate way. Constant friends, although we wander, we'll meet again in the Milky Way.

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