At a Poetry Party I Am Given the Rhyme Chih

Li Ching Chao 1804 (Jinan, Shandong) – 1155 (Shaoxing, Zhejiang)



Although I've studied poetry for thirty years
I try to keep my mouth shut and avoid reputation.
Now who is this nosy gentleman talking about my poetry
Like Yang Ching-chih
Who spoke of Hsiang Ssu everywhere he went.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Scheme ABCDE
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 223
Words 40
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 5

Li Ching Chao

Li Qingzhao, pseudonym Householder of Yi'an (易安居士), was a Chinese poet and essayist during the Song dynasty.[2] She is considered one of the greatest poets in Chinese history. more…

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