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A look into Li Po The first poem I read by Li Po was enchanting The mere title The Sun Rises and Sets put a calming picture into my head He explains to the audience that the sun does a job day in and day out for the world to survive He uses the example of how trees dont hate to lose their leaves in autumn because its a way of life for the tree Everyone and everything has a way of life and an unforeseen future Li Po puts this blatantly into his poem saying The rise and the ending of all things is just the way things are1380 I believe this was the general thinking of Li Po and he liked to go the way his mind pointed He didnt care to impress emperors or high officials to become high society but liked to drink and write poetry for himself and his followers It was destiny for people to like him and his work and that was all the satisfaction in life that he wanted Then at some point in Li Pos life he seemed very depressed There are many references to drinking and 2 loneliness in his poems The poem he wrote My Feelings shows signs of rejection and solitude Li Po paints a picture in this poem of him looking into a wine glass thinking He then gets up drunk and steps on the moon in the creek which is of course a reflection but brings a clear perception to mind He then switches from what seems to be a night of drinking and thinking to rejecting himself He acknowledges the men and the birds are turning back and growing fewer Although this does seem to be the direction the poem was going in had it been longer I dont think Li Po cared about friends I think Li Po knew he had followers and although he was
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