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I don’t think I can say much about this collection of poetry except that i think a lot was lost in translation. There are times when a poem felt like it had originally had a symmetrical rhythm and somehow in the middle that was a jarring line that broke it but didn’t seem like it was meant to be broken, if you know what I mean. I did like a few poems though, most of them by Li Po. The book consists of poems by three poets, Wang Wei, Li Po and Tu Fu, and they are meant to be celebrated poets of this period. I can’t say I’m a big fan but I probably would have understood the beauty of it all if I had known the language. I rated this 2.5 stars, I didn’t enjoy it much but I think the problem was simply the translation, and there are poems I did enjoy within this collection.