Saturday, September 20, 2008

Lu Guimeng

Lu Guimeng , courtesy name Luwang , was recluse Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty. He lived in seclusion at near Suzhou. His pseudonyms included, Mr. Puli , Tiansuizhi , and Jianghu Shanren .

He and his friend, poet Pi Rixiu created a style of matching rhyme poetry: first one party composed a poem, the other party then reply with a new poem using the same rhyme. His works included:
* ''Songlin Ji'' , a collection of matching rhyme poems by Lu and Pi Rixiu
* ''Puli Ji'' , Collection of Puli.

Lu Guimeng tomb

Lu Guimeng tomb is near the Baoshen temple in Luzhi, Suzhou. Two tall ginkgo trees were handplanted by him, still standing today. The Fare Breeze Pavilion was reputed to be his favourite place for study and meeting friends.

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