Five Poems

Xie Zhiliu Chinese

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Xie often mounted related poems together, even when they were written on different sheets of paper; in this instance, four poems appear on three sheets. When Xie mounted them onto a larger sheet, he added a fifth poem, dated September 1990, at right. The adjacent poem, dated January 1990, probably began the sequence and suggests they were all composed within that time frame. Xie made a number of changes to his manuscripts, including crossing out one poem entirely.

Five Poems, Xie Zhiliu (Chinese, 1910–1997), Four loose sheets mounted together; ink on paper, China

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