Chinese poem illustration: 元日述怀/ Review and Wish in New Year’s Day by Lu Zhaolin
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Lu is one of the Four Maestro of Early Tang. Though this Expressing Feeling Poetry(抒怀诗), we can feel the very typical spirits of early Tang period.
No further bureaucratic positions in his middle age, decided to be a hermit. In any sense in that time, the outlook, his future is doomed. While in the whole poem, it shows extremely positive and optimsm: he flower of Great Tang dances in the spring(花舞大唐春), we drink and sing for the new year. That is the spirit of Tang I guess, that is kind of spirit never seen after Tang dynasty.
I wish you all a happy pig year, embracing the spirit of Tang people, have a bright and prosperous new year!