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Li Po. Li Po about 701-762 AD native of Sezchaun, China still in his teens, retired to mountains in north of the province to live with religious recluse.

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2 Li Po about AD native of Sezchaun, China still in his teens, retired to mountains in north of the province to live with religious recluse Tunyen-tzu later traveled down the Yangtze to Yun-meng where he married occupation became wandering poet

3 Li Po produced abundance of poems on many different subjects, particularly: – nature – wine – friendship – solitude – passage of time

4 Li Po has since become recognized as greatest of highly talented T’ang poets (considered golden age of Chinese poetry) stayed a few years in various places, traveled extensively, became one of the Six Idlers of the Bamboo Valley (along with Kung Chao-fu, Han Chun, Pei-Cheng, Chang Shu-ming, and Tao- Mien) famed for their drinking and singing

5 Li Po first wife left him with their two children appears to have married three times his poetry found great favor at the imperial court court plotters found way of demonstrating one of his poems was a malicious satire retired to mountains again, then wandered around China for about ten years

6 Li Po became involved in a major revolt imprisoned under sentence of death, but was commuted to banishment to southwest region of the empire had a strong imagination easily set off by music and wine became a Taoist remained poet who caught nuances of human experience of nature and of human friendship

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