Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow

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"I like the lines in your poems, such as ‘Pear blossoms already past their bloom, I'm afraid one can't keep them from fading' and ‘We scared into flight a shore full of dozing egrets and gulls'. They are natural; I can never come up with such lines," said Zhao to his wife once.

"When I began writing poems, my father told me that you can only make a successful poem in this way," Li said.

Zhao once said that Li was ‘my teacher, friend and wife'.

Fleeing to South China

Unfortunately, their happy life came to an end when the Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234)

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Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow
"I like the lines in your poems, such as ‘Pear blossoms already past their bloom, I'm afraid one can't keep them from fading' and ‘We scared into flight a shore full of dozing egrets and gulls'. They are natural; I can never come up with such lines," said Zhao to his wife once.

"When I began writing poems, my father told me that you can only make a successful poem in this way," Li said.

Zhao once said that Li was ‘my teacher, friend and wife'.

Fleeing to South China

Unfortunately, their happy life came to an end when the Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234)
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