Kong Zi Institute

Literature

Thoughts on a Tranquil Night

Brief Introduction: This is a poem on painting. With common and fluent words, the poet described a beautiful and miraculous rooster with snow-white feather and scarlet cockscomb. Content: Jìng Yè Sī Chuáng qián míng yuè guāng yí shì dì shàng shuāng Jǔ tóu wàng míng yuè dī tóu sī gù xiāng Reflections on a Quiet Night (Tang)Li Bai Before my bed shine bright the silver beams It seems the autunm frost on the ground so gleams I

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One Day in Spring

The poet goes out to a riverside, having an outing in spring and appreciating the beauty of spring. At a glance, he finds everything has a new and refreshed look. Why? Because the gentle east wind is blowing here and there, this means there are hundreds of flowers in full bloom. All sorts of flowers bring the spring in with a blaze of color. Content: Chūn Rì Shèng rì xún fāng sì shuǐ bīn,wú biān guāng jǐng yì shí xīn。 Děng xián

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The Tomb-visiting Day

Brief Introduction: There is a traditional custom that one will go for a walk in the country in spring and pay their respects to ancestors at their tombs alone, or with relatives and friends on Tomb-sweeping Day. Content: Qīng Míng qīng míng shí jié yǔ fēn fēn lù shàng xíng rén yù duàn hún jiè wèn jiǔ jiā hé chù yǒu mù tóng yáo zhǐ xìng huā cūn The Tomb-visiting Day Du Mu (Tang) The ceaseless drizzles drips all the dismal

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Paint a Rooster

Brief Introduction: This is a poem on painting. With common and fluent words, the poet described a beautiful and miraculous rooster with snow-white feather and scarlet cockscomb. Content: huà jī tóu shàng hóng guān bú yòng cái mǎn shēn xuě bái zǒu jiāng lái shēng píng bù gǎn qīng yān yǚ yí jiào qiān mén wàn hù kāi A Picture of the Rooster Tang Yin (Ming) A crimson comb untrimmed on the head, All in white, a rooster walks

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Nostalgia on the Seventh Day of the Year’s First Month

Brief Introduction: The poem expresses that those who are so far away from home have the wish to return home in their mind all the time. Content: Rén Rì Sī Guī rù chūn cái qī rì Lí jiā yǐ èr nián rén guī luò yàn hòu sī fā zài huā qián Nostalgia on the Seventh Day of the Year's First Month (Sui) Xue Daoheng There are but seven days past since set in spring, And for two long years have I wandered away from home. Still I must

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A Spring Morning

Brief Introduction: Unknowingly there comes a new spring morning; unknowingly, flowers bloom and fade once again. Pondering over the beauty of spring that comes once a year, people sigh with emotion spontaneously, the beauty lingers in their heart, gently or strongly. Content: Chūn Xiǎo Chūn mián bú jué xiǎo,chù chù wén tí niǎo。 Yè lái fēnɡ yǔ shēng,huā luò zhī duō shǎo。 Spring Morning Meng Haoran (Tang) Into my slumber

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