生查子

生查子 欧阳修   去年元夜时, 花市灯如昼。 月上柳枝头, 人约黄昏后。   今年元夜时, 月与灯依旧。 不见去年人, 泪湿春衫袖。   Lantern Festival Day Once More Ou Yangxiu   On the last Lantern Festival day, Lanterns lighted up the night. The full moon climbed up a willow tree, You were there right beside me.   Another Lantern Festival …

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舟夜书所见, What I Saw in One Night on Boat

舟夜书所见, What I Saw in One Night on Boat 查慎行, Zha Shenxing 月黑见渔灯,             You can see the light of a boat if there is no moon, 孤光一点萤。             It’s weak and alone. 微微风簇浪,             A little wave comes with the wind, 散作满河星。             Becoming stars full of the river.

望江南

望江南 无名氏 莫攀我, 攀我心太偏。 我是曲江临池柳, 这人折了那人攀。 恩爱一时间。   Love Me Not Anonymous   Love me not, Or you are a fool. I’m a willow tree down the riverside, Being visited and being played. May you go away?   (The poem was written by a prostitute. Although she desired to be …

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蝉 虞世南 垂緌饮清露, 流响出疏桐。 居高声自远, 非是藉秋风。   The Cicada Yu Shinan   It drinks cold dew, It sings sweet song, The song spread far, as it stands high, Not because the autumn wind flickers away.   (The writer compared himself to the cicada, conveying that he is aloof from politics …

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