Jia Dao - Chinese Poet of the Tang Dynasty


Jia Dao (贾岛; 779—843), courtesy Identify Langxian (浪先), was a Chinese language program poet Throughout the Tang Dynasty. He was born Close to Current Beijing; Soon after a Period of time as a Buddhist monk, he went to Chang'an. He Started to be 1 of Han Yu's disciples, but failed the jinshi Test A number of Occasions. He Authored The two discursive gushi and lyric jintishi. His Performs Have been criticised as "Slender" by Su Shi, and some other commentators have Deemed them Restricted and Synthetic.

In accordance to Dr. James J.Y. Liu (1926 – 1986), a professor of Chinese language program and comparative literature, Jia’s poem The Swordsman "Looks...to sum up the spirit of knight errantry in 4 lines." The Swordsman is
as follows:

For ten years I have been polishing this sword;

Its frosty edge has never been put to the test.

Now I am holding it and showing it to you, sir:

Is there anyone suffering from injustice? 

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