Listen to Shirley Singing the Poem in Chinese Nov 19, 2006
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Hi, friends, have you had any experience to spend a night on a boat in a stream by some mountains? Today, I would like to introduce a Chinese classical poem by Tang Dynasty(A.D.618 - 907) poet Dai Shulun (A.D. 732 - 789)Lanxi Zhaoge -- Chanty of Lanxi. It not only has written a beautiful and peaceful landscape of the water and mountains in the moonlight, but also it pluses some colors of flowers, sounds of rain, and the jumping of fish, to give the peaceful picture a lot of alive breath... :-) Just like a snippet of a "Film".
I enjoyed this little poem as soon as I read it. So, I wrote a piece of a little music to match it quickly on Nov 19, 2006.
Now, I have created a new picture and I have written calligraphy for it. Also, re-recorded the music this weekend.
I do hope that my effort will be a little bit help to you to know Chinese culture and your Chinese learning. :-)
MAIN MEANING OF THE POEM:
A new moon as an eyebrow is hanging on the willows in the bend of the stream,
the beautiful landscape is reflecting in mirror of the water.
When the peachblossoms are opening in the soft spring rain in March,
the carps are jumping up the beach to spawn in the midnight... :-)
NEW WORDS AND RONUNCIATION :
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Written, Sung, Translated and Recorded on Sun, Nov 19, 2006 & August 12, 2007