Bai Yu Chan (1194 – 1229), a Song dynasty poet, renowned calligrapher and painter whose work are in collections at national museums in Beijing and Taipei was overlooked for appointment to the court. He was considered too smart and arrogant.
Bai is recognised as one of the founders of Taoism.
Seeking Shelter by Bai Yu Chan
On a winding road like the guts of goats
Creeks part like the tails of swallows
The green hill guides my quest
And awards me a crown of clouds
(c) Mary Tang 鄧許文蘭 2017