Li Bai, also known as Li Po or Li Bo, (701-762 C.E.) is one of the most well-known and widely quoted poets in Chinese history. He lived during the “Golden Age” of Chinese art and culture, the Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.).
Here is one of his most famous poems, which also happens to be my personal favorite:
Jìng yè sī
Chuáng qián míng yuè guāng,
Yí shì dì shàng shuāng.
Jŭ tóu wàng míng yuè,
Dī tóu sī gù xiāng.
Quiet Night Thoughts
In front of my bed, the bright moon shines,
I thought it was frost on the ground.
I raise my head and gaze at the shimmering moon,
Then lower my head and miss my home.