The poems by the three Chinese poets are surprising short, most take up less than a half page. All three poets can be considered ancient in that they lived in the 700s. Their poems, though, are full of the same emotions that poets today write about--love of nature, loneliness, friendship, etc.
Here is one by Du Fu:
The VisitorHow well Du Fu has incorporated both longing and contentment into one brief poem!
South and north of my house lies springtime water,
And only flocks of gulls come every day.
The flower path's unswept: no guests. The gate
Is open: you're the first to come this way.
The market's far: my food is nothing special.
The wine, because we're poor, is an old brew--
But if you wish I'll call my ancient neighbour
Across the fence to drink it with us two.
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