Chinese poem illustration: 无题 八岁偷照镜/ No Title – Looking at Mirror Privately at Eight by Li Shangyin
YouTube above not applicable? watch full video here: 八岁偷照镜
Could be the 1st No Title poem of Li Shangyin wrote in his 14 or 15, a piece of etude. No Title is one the key signature of Li Shangyin poem. The Tang girl’s costume between 8 and 15 years is vividly introduced in the poem.
This poem looks rather simple on the wording. But when we look into it, it could be a sad story of his 1st love that ends nowhere. It could be his exercise on Woman Complaining Poetry(闺怨诗), which normally express the writer’s own sadness by paralleling himself to a girl or woman.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.