Xie Tiao

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Xie Tiao (traditional Chinese: 謝朓; simplified Chinese: 谢朓; pinyin: Xiè Tiào) (464–499) his style name is Xuan Hui(玄辉). Xie Tiao was born in Yangjia(阳夏,a place now in Henan province). He was one of the foremost Chinese poets of the Southern and Northern Dynasties .He was known as "Xiao Xie" (that is, the "Little Xie") compared with Xie Lingyun.

Xie Tiao left a number of beautiful poems which focusing on the "mountain and streams".


Xie was born in a noble family. His father, Xie Wei(谢纬) was a shilang (侍郎) and his mother was princess of Empire Songwen. Xie was hard-working when he was young. He was known for his articles.


Xie lefe nearly 200 poems. Most of them are about the beauty of nature that are famous for dedails and vivid description. Such as"余霞散成绮,澄江静如练",“天际识归舟,云中辨江树"and so on.

Opinions on beauty