From a pot of wine among the flowers I drank alone. There was no one with me -- Till, raising my cup, I asked the bright moon To bring me my shadow and make us three. Alas, the moon was unable to drink, And my shadow tagged me vacantly; But still for a while I had these friends To cheer me through the end of spring.... I sang. The moon encouraged me. I danced. My shadow tumbled after. As long as I knew, we were boon companions. And then I was drunk, and we lost one another... (Li Bai)
China, 1994. Homage to Li Bai (705 – 762), also known as Li Po, was a Chinese poet acclaimed from his own day to the present as a genius and romantic figure who took traditional poetic forms to new heights. He and his friend Du Fu (712–770) were the two most prominent figures in the flourishing of Chinese poetry in the mid-Tang Dynasty that is often called the "Golden Age of China".
Angle d'art : L'art sous tous les angles Archive Lourania Mon 7ème art petitpoulailler: artemisdreaming: 1849 Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760-1849) (Ka’ei 2) ~ Li Bai Admiring a Waterfall; overall: 189.7 x 48.1 cm (74 11/16 x 18 15/16 in.) Image: 93.4 x 30 cm (36 3/4 x 11 13/16 in.); Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts