(袁枚 pinyin: Yuán Méi, 1716–1797) was a well-known poet, scholar, artist, and gastronome of the Qing Dynasty.
Yuan Mei was born in Qiantang (錢塘, in modern Hangzhou), Zhejiang province, to a cultured family who had never before attained high office. He achieved the degree of jinshi in 1739 at the young age of 23, was immediately appointed to the Hanlin Academy ... more »
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Mei Yuan Poems
Rain passes, washing the face of the mountain. Clouds come, the mountain's in a dream.
All the heart needs is a home in which to dwell in the quiet.
Delirium (joking at illness)
I don't want to come, yet suddenly I'm here; I don't want to leave, yet suddenly I'm gone. Don't know where I've come from. or gone from, either. In this there is, of course, True News.
On the Road to T'ien-T- Ai
On the Road to T'ien-T- Ai Wrapped, surrounded by ten thousand mountains.
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Rain passes, washing the face of the mountain.
Clouds come, the mountain's in a dream.
Clouds and rain come and go as they please.
Only the mountain, forever green, remains.