Li Bai: Hold on! Don't fall like
Waterfall: I can't help it, I suffer from
acrophobia, I'm ... falling ...
Stone collector: Wow! What a spectacular fall
stone on the left hand has a picture resembling the scene
of waterfall in Mt Lu (庐山瀑布), and the pebble on the right site displays an image
of a man in traditional Chinese costume holding high a wine cup (李白醉酒), which is a classic depict of China’s best known poet Li Bai (or Li Bo) (李白, of Tang Dynasty: 701
– 762). Both stones were found in Sichuan Province during the construction work on a building project.
has it, Li Bai is a great environmentalist, who not only
respected the nature, but communicated with the natural
elements, and loved to invite, in particular, the waterfall
in Mt Lu and the moon in the sky to share a drink with
in the Wine is his most popular poem which was composed
during the golden era (盛世) in Chinese history, at the height of the great Tang
Bringing in the Wine
not see the water of the Yellow River pouring down from
The swift streams rushing towards the ocean, never to return!
not see the hair in the mirror hung high in the chamber,
That were black when the day broke, but now all white in
me give away my flower-dappled horse,
Let me give away my thousand-dollar dress,
To exchange the wine, for you and for me,
To wash down our pain and our agony,
And the concern over the past incidents,
And the apprehension on the coming events,
And the fate of our land, of our universe,
In tens of thousands of years.
not take that long. Three years after Li Bai made his foolish
business decision of trading his precious horse and expensive
dress for few cups of wine, in 755 the An Shi Rebellion（安史之乱）took place, which was initiated by a sinister
to and trusted by the emperor family which became the turning
point in the Tang Dynasty's fortune.
me once, shame on you. Trick me twice, shame on me!
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