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|Named Person:||Bai Li; Bai Li|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Bai Li; David Hinton
|Notes:||"A New directions book."|
|Description:||xxv, 134 pages : map ; 21 cm|
|Responsibility:||translated by David Hinton.|
There is a set-phrase in Chinese referring to the phenomenon of Li Po: "Winds of the immortals, bones of the Tao." He moved through this world with an unearthly freedom from attachment, and at the same time belonged profoundly to the earth and its process of change. However ethereal in spirit, his poems remain grounded in the everyday experience we all share. He wrote 1200 years ago, half a world away, but in his poems we see our world transformed.