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Shirley Created Music For Chinese Classical Poem--022: Plum Blossom -- Meihua

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Hi, friends, it it near the time to visit plum blossoms. So, I would like to introduce a new Chinese classical poem Mei Hua ? Plum Blossomby Song Dynasty(960--1279)poet Wang Anshi(1021 - 1086).

This poem admires the strong quality of plum blossoms', to keep their white, clean and beautiful no matter how cold it is, what a difficult environment they are living in...

As far as the poet Wang Anshi(1021 - 1086).
I have made a introduction about him and his another poem -- Chinese New Year . You can review it via the links.

Plum plossom is a very important part in Chinese culture, so, I have introduced a Chinese folk song Praising Red Plum Blossom

As usual, I created a piece of music for the poem. Hope it is a little bit help to you to know this poem...

MAIN MEANING OF THE PEOM LISTEN TO SHIRLEY SINGING THE POEM

There are a few branches of plum blossoms
in the corner of the wall,
They're blossoming alone there
in the cold early spring,
I know they are not snow
from far away,
for its delicate fragrance
had been smelled
before I have seen them clear...

NEW WORDS:

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

CHINESE CHRACTERS AND PRONUNCIATION:

-- Méi huā

-- Wáng ánshí

墙角数枝梅 -- Qiángjiǎo shùzhī méi,
凌寒 -- líng hán dúzì kāi。
遥知不是 -- Yáo zhī búshì xuě,
为有暗香 -- wèi yǒu àn xiāng lái。


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--Shirley
Written, Translated and Recorded On Sun, March 5, 2006