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Li Po (701 - 762)

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  • Li Po (701–762) wrote over 1,000 poems. He left home at 19 to live with a Taoist hermit. After some wanderings, a marriage and a brief spell as a T’ang court poet, he returned to a life of Taoist study and poetry. He was later imprisoned when a prince, in whose service he was, rebelled. This led to his banishment. According to legend, Li Po drowned while drunkenly leaning from a boat to embrace the moon’s reflection.
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