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Li Shangyin

Li Shangyin, 李商隱 (between 810 and 813- between 856 and 858), was a Chinese writer of Tang dynasty, born in Huizhou (?), in Hunan province.

Sample poem:


Gone is the guest from the Chamber of Rank,
And petals, confused in my little garden,
Zigzagging down my crooked path,
Escort like dancers the setting sun.
Oh, how can I bear to sweep them away?
To a sad-eyed watcher they never return.
Heart's fragrance is spent with the ending of spring
And nothing left but a tear-stained robe.

Tr. Witter Bynner, cf. [1]