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Shirley Created Music-116 for Chinese Classical Poem 0116: Qing Ming - The Tomb-Sweep Day --April 5, 2010   

Listen to Shirley Created Music & Sang the Poem in English April 5, 2010

Listen to Shirley Created the Music & Sang the Poem in Chinese April 5, 2010

Listen to Shirley Created Music & Sung the Poem in Chinese April 8, 2007

Listen to Shirley Explain the Poem & Read the Poem

Learn the Meaning of the Poem and Following Shirley to Read It

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



April 5, is an important Chinese traditional festival --Qing Ming --   Tomb Sweeping Day. It is also called "Festival of March", there is a history for about 2500 years already.

Qing Ming is one of the 24 solar terms of China as well. After this day, there are raining more and more. That means everything will be re-fresh and re-growing up. So, there are many customs to celebrate Qing Ming.

First of all, the main activity of Qing Ming is to pay respect to the ancestors, great people, friends and family who have gone at their tombs...

Secondly, people like to have a walking, picnic, hike, to enjoy the great nature in the spring season.

Thirdly, in different places there are different customs... most of places, people enjoy flying kites, and in the North places, people enjoy playing swing outdoor.

There are thousands and thousands poems to describe the spring views and people’s feelings on Qing Ming in China.

One of the most famous is the poem Qing Ming -- Tomb Sweeping Day by Tang Dynasty poet Du Mu.

For helping you to understand it well, I created a piece of music to match it in 2007, created a painting to match it in 2008 and today, April 5, 2010, I have re-written the music and re-translated it and hope my effort will be helpful to you to learn Chinese culture and langauge.

I wished that I would be able to re-record the poem comments, but, my eyes cannot see clear and it is too difficult to see the computer. So, this part is still the data that I did in 2008. I am sorry for that.

Below are another two poems I had introduced by Du Mu in   2005 and hope you still remember it:

Classical Poem 0108-0095 (By Dumu) & Shirley Created Music-0081--03:Ji Yangzhou Hanchuo Panguan -- An Song of Autumn

Classical Poem -- 0017 and Shirley Created Music:   Shan Xing -- Travel In A Mountain


MAIN MEANING OF THE POEM

杜牧

雨纷纷
欲断魂

牧童

[1582_4.jpg" align="left" border=0>If you have any questions, comments and suggestions, please write to shirley@ebridge.cn , or shirleyz004@yahoo.com, I will be happy to read it and respond you as soon as possible