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Title: Shirley Created Art -Integrated Art 015/027: Qing Ming - Tomb-Sweeping Day -- April 5, 2010/April 5, 2008
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 40cm x 30cm (15.74inches x 11.81inches)
Completed Time: April 5, 2010/July 4, 2007
Remarks:
Listen to Shirley Singing the Poem in English April 5, 2010
Listen to Shirley Singing the Poem in Chinese April 5, 2010

Listen to the Meaning of the Poem and Follow Shirley to Read It

Read Shirley s Comments on the Poem April 5, 2010

Look at Shirley Created Picture & Calligraphy for the Poem April 5, 2008


April 5 is the traditional Chinese Qing Ming Festival (Tomb-sweeping Day). It is the time to honor dead ancestors, family members, lovers, and friends of a family, it is also the time to commemorate the great people of an organizations and the country. So, there are many family's and country's commemorations on the day. There are also many art works of literature, music and painting to express the nostalgia, missing or respect hearts to those people who have gone...

The poem Qing Ming by Tang Dynasty poet Du Mu is one of the most famous poems. So, I had created a piece of music for the poem in April 8, 2007, while I translated it into English and introduced and sang it first time in Chinese. Then I created a picture to match it April 5, 2008.

Today, April 5, 2010, I have re-translated it and I have re-written my music and re-played it and sang is in Chinese and in English. I do not satisfy my singing yet. But, I cannot work on it for too long time for my eyes cannot see clear, not only the words on the computer, but also what I have written on the sheet. Just hope it is a little bit help to you to know more about Chinese culture.


MAIN MEANING of the POEM

During the Tomb-Sweeping Day,
It rains often,
on the roads pedestrian s 'hearts would be broken.
May I ask where any pub is?
A herd boy points a village in the apricot flowers.

CHINESE CHARACTERS AND PRONUNCIATION

Please hit any Chinese Character, to open the New Vocabulary Board, to see all of the Chinese Characters' Pronunciations, Meanings in the sentences and follow me to read them one by one..


清明时节雨纷纷 -- Qīngmíng shíjié yǔ fēnfēn,
路上行人欲断魂 -- lùshàng xíngrén yù duàn hún。
借问酒家何处有 -- Jièwèn jǐujiā héchè yǒu,
牧童遥指杏花村 -- mùtóng yáo zhǐ Xìnghuá Cūn。


If you have any questions, comments and suggestions, please write to shirley@ebridge.cn or shirleyz004@yahoo.com. You are welcome to publish your opinions in Forum as well.

Shirley Zhang

Written on Sat, April 5, 2010