Thinking of Li Bai on a Spring Day
Li Bai is unrivalled in verse;
He towers in the universe.
Fresher than Yu on northern shore;
Brighter than Bao, poet of yore.
I long for him as longing tree;
At sunset will he think of me?
When may we drink a cup of wine
And talk about prose and verse fine?
Du Fu in the north thinks of Li Bai in the south and compares him to two poets of yore.
The poem “Thinking of Li Bai on a Spring Day” is a poem by Du Fu, a great poet of the Tang Dynasty. This poem expresses the author’s praise and nostalgia for Li Bai. The poem is sincere and straightforward, and the nostalgia is poured out from the cup. While expressing his nostalgia, the poet highly appreciates the important status and outstanding style of Li Bai’s poetry, so this poem is, in a way, a piece of poetry appreciation. The poem is also a poetry appreciation piece. Among them, the famous line “Fresh Yu Kaifu, handsome Bao Senjun” has been passed down for thousands of years.