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Shirley Created Music For Chinese Classical Music-0060: Bai Yun Quan -- The White Cloud Spring

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Hi, friends, How are you? Can you often keep a peaceful and easy emotion?

Today, I would like to introduce a new Chinese classical poem by Tang Dynasty (A.D.618 - A.D.907) poet Bai Juyi. This poem expresses an emotion that is content with the current situation and do not want to make any more troubles for oneself and the others. :-)

When I just read the poem, I did not have much more feelings, but, during I was creating some music to match it and when I was playing it and singing it. The more I sang it, the more I felt from the little poem.

You see:

There is a White Cloud Spring on the Tian Ping Mountains, there is no any moods and emotions in the hearts of the white clouds, and the spring water is so leisurely and easy. Both of them are thinking that there is no any needing to rush down of the mountains to add more waves to the world.

That is really making to think of a Chinese phrase -- Hebi duo shi -- since everything has its own location, why they need to change themselves and to add anything needless?   

I do not think this is a very positive emotion, but it is not a bad feeling, it is just an interesting life attitude. :-) and the language of the poem is beautiful. :-)
It is for a long time, I wrote and played and recorded my music quickly for it was Sunday night. Anyway, I used for about 4 hours because I worked on it in the afternoon. I did want to create a better music to express the emotion of the poem and mine. I do hope to bring you a big smile. :-)

Bai Juyu is one of the greatest poets in Tang Dynasty, I have introduced some of his poets for you before, here are the links and to help you to review them:

No.2
Chinese Classical Poem --0021 & Shirley Created Music--011: Fude Guyuan Cao Songbie -- Sending Off On The Ancient Grassland


No.1 Chinese Classical Poem & Art Song--0014: Hua Fei Hua -- A Flower Is In The Fog


MAIN MEANING OF THE POEMLISTEN TO SHIRLEY PLAY & SING THE POEM

There is a White Cloud Spring on the Tian Ping Mountains,
The clouds have no any hearts and the water is in a leisurely and easy emotion.
There is no need to rush down of the mountains,
to increase more waves to the world.

NEW WORDS AND RONUNCIATION :

Please hit any Chinese character that you need help with, to see its Chinese pinyin, pronunciation, and meaning and follow me to read it.

CHINESE CHARACTERS:

白云泉

白居易

天平山上白云泉
云自无心水自闲
何必奔冲山下去
更添波浪向人间


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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 For Friends as well.
Shirley Zhang
Written, Sung, Translated and Recorded on Sun, Dec 17, 2006