Li Po Memorabilia

Written by: Renee Cooper & Madison Dykes

Li Po was the best poet of our time. His legacy will live on forever because of his moving poems that has changed our lives. In his life span (701-762), he wrote 1,000 poems. All of his poems moved each reader's hearts. Li Po or sometimes called, Li Bai was born in 701 in a small town in Central Asia. His family had to uproot their life and move to Sichuan to stay away from his father. For the twenty years he spent there he picked up the skills of martial arts and swordsman. In his mid-twenties he sailed to another village on the Yangzi River and spent his time wandering around. He married the grand-daughter of a former ruler of China. In this time is when he started writing because his friends started writing poetry together. Li Po is a genius and many people went to him for advice, he was so smart he was the adviser for the Emperor! A war started and the Emperor was removed from his position. He sacrificed himself to try to seize power and help his country. The people were so devastated and you could see it in their actions. They mourned his death and are still mourning. He is the most influential person of our time, and will forever be in our hearts. His most famous poems are: A Song of an Autumn Midnight, A Vindication, Alone and Drinking Under the Moon, Ballads of Four Seasons: Spring, Ballads of Four Seasons: Winter...