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Hi, friends, I am sure, you love spring as I do. Anyway, have you experienced the happiness that when you thought that spring has gone already in April, then, you suddenly find some spring flowers somewhere?
It is just the happy feeling with a lovely surprise in the poem Da Ling Si Taohua -- Peach Blossoms of Da Ling Temple by Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618 - 917) poet Bai Juyi ( A. D. 772 ? 846 ).
As usual, I have written a piece of music to match it and hope to bring you a big smile.
About the poet and his poems, I have introduced something for you and now I have made some Links below and hope they are a little bit help to you to know something more about Chinese culture and language.
No.02: Chinese Classical Poem & Shirley Sung It as an Art Song -- 014: Hua Fei Hua -- A Flower Is In The Fog
No.01: Chinese Classical Poem--0021 & Shirley Created Music : Sending Off On The Ancient Grassland
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Peach Blossoms of Da Ling Temple
By Bai Juyi ( Tang )
Fragrant flowers have withered in April,
Peach blossoms in the Temple on the mountain just start to open,
I often feel a pity there is no a place to find spring,
I did not know it has transferred here...
NEW WORDS AND PRONUNCIATION :
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Written, Sung, Translated and Recorded on Sun, Jan 21, 2007