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How Chrysanthemum As Traditional Medicine & Food in Chinese Culture
Hi, friends, do you like flowers? What kind of flowers is your favorite?
In China, people love many kinds of flowers. Chrysanthemum is one of the flowers that have been best loved. Different from lotus, people love chrysanthemum for it is blossoming in the later autumn when the other flowers have died down as the last flower in whole of a year, just like some great people with a very strong quality in the hard environment. :-)
Also, people love chrysanthemum for it has the other quality that can grow up in any place, in a mountain, a farm, or a garden, just like a gentleman who does not care for the fame and gain, does not follow the situation in the officialdom and enjoy a peaceful common life as a common person. :-)
So, chrysanthemum has been admired from many different sides by poems and artist for many years.
This poem that was written by Tang Dynasty poet Yuan Zhen: Ju Hua --Chrysanthemum just expresses the feeling that how the poet enjoyed chrysanthemum's strong quality and expressed him self’s character. :-)
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Yuan Zhen ( Tang)
My house is encircled
by so many clusters of chrysanthemums in the later autumn,
just like in Tao Yuanming's home already.
I am enjoying my chrysanthemums around of my fence,
I have not realized that it is the time of sun set gradually.
It is not for chrysanthemums are my favorite flowers,
just because there will not be the other flowers
that will be enjoyed after blossoming of this kind of fllowers.
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Written, Sung, Translated and Recorded on Sun, June 24, 2007