Li Bai, the greatest poet of Tang Dynasty China ( 7th-10th cent AD) and the most accomplished ” hippie” of his time :
“A pot of wine, under the flowering trees,
alone I drink, no friend nearby.
raising my cup and beckoning to the moon,
for she , my shadow and I make us three.”
Li Bai’s nom de plume ( pen name) ” the Great White”. nothing to do with the great white shark. his mother , when pregnant of him, dreamt of a white star falling on earth. the newborn was believed to be the earthly reincarnation of a celestial spirit, the white star. Li-Bai’s death, as well , clouded in legend: he drowned, trying to catch the reflection of the moon on the water of the lake.
will tell you more about Chinese and other “hippies” dear to my heart.