Chinese poem illustration: 四十年来家国 My Homeland for the Past Forty Years by Li Yu
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Gifted on writing is far from creating a masterpiece. In Chinese, misfortune of the country is the fortune of a poet is another way of putting this(国家不幸诗家幸). Li Yu(李煜) should be the number one candidate for this condition. He ruled his kingdom across 3000 miles which lasted for 40 years, ended up by the Song dynasty, from a King to a slaughtered captive.
With deep dive to chinese culture, especially the Ancestral Temple(太庙), which was cultivated since Zhou dynasty dated back 3000 years ago, it might reveal some untold feelings and thoughts by this poet , by an emperor.
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