This is my third try to write an old Chinese poem composed around the end of eighth century which apparently inspired a contemporary Poland-born writer to create an excellent picture book. A little while ago, someone told me about this story of the picture book that intrigued me so much I tried the same motif twice so far.
However, I regret it didn’t reach the point I hoped. I only wish everyone in the world would peacefully enjoy various kinds of arts.
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Today falls on September 9th in the old calendar, Double Ninth Festival. I wrote a short poem by Li Bai on this event, namely, people drinking and dancing. An interpretation on this poem goes, “In China there was a tradition that going up a hill and drinking saké with floating chrysanthemum petals could drive away evil spirits. As the poet had just been ousted from the capital around that time, you can feel his disappointment from the poem. However, at the same time, his mettle of “going my way” can be felt, as well.”
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