Cui Shu

Cui Shu (approximately 704-739), a native of Dengfeng, Henan, was the first Jinshi in the 23rd year of Kaiyuan, but he only served as a small official like Henan Wei. Once lived in seclusion in Songshan, Henan. It is named after the poem “Trying Mingtang Fire Bead”. Most of his poems describe scenery and objects, and at the same time express nostalgia and friendship. The antithesis of words and sentences is neat and tidy, and the speech is so sad. Representative works include “Zaofa Jiaoya Mountain and Returning the Taishi”, “Examination of Fire Beads in the Ming Hall”, “Xiaofa on the Way”, “Gou (sound gougou) Mountain Temple”, “Climbing the Water Gate Tower, Seeing the Dead Friend Zhang Zhenqi’s Inscription Looking at the Yellow River Poetry, because of emotion”, “Send Zheng Ling to the rain” and so on. In his poems, “the sky is pure and the light is hard to extinguish, and the clouds are born without hope”, “the years and months of the stream flow, and the mountains and clouds change from the past to the present”, “the hope of travel is exhausted, and the heart of the country is sad when things are met”, “the year of wandering will be late, sad Things are already autumn” and so on are excellent couplets. Volume 1 of Poems (Volume 155 of the Complete Tang Poems).


Life of Cui Shu

Moonlit Night
To Li Bai
A view of Tai Shan
March of the Troops and Chariots
Encounter of Lee in Jiangnan
Spring Longing
Melancholy Flute's Echo
Joyous Drizzle on a Spring Night
Serene Harmony
A Dawn Departure in the City of Bai Di
A Farewell to Meng in the Yellow Crane Tower
The Daunting Route of Shu
Farewell to a friend
Lu Mountain's Silver Ribboned Fall
Drinking Alone Under the Moon
Quiet Night Thoughts
East of Town
Etched in Jinling
The Cicada
A Trying Journey I of III
Summit Soaring, Distant Vistas Adoring
Drink Up