Though not as famous as his predecessors, Li Shangyin, the premier poet from the Late Tang, is an amazing poet. Furthermore, his adoration for Du Fu and other Tang poets helped create the cult of the Tang that is still going on in China.
In today’s podcast, Rob and Lee take a look at a short poem that is often read as being a sign of the impending end of the Tang Dynasty.
The Plains of Leyou
Approaching evening, an uncomfortable feeling
I drive the carriage, mounting the old plains
The setting sun, limitlessly good
its only that…dusk is approaching