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It is shame that I have not updated this column for 3 weeks. Anyway, now I have come back... This weekend, I would like to introduce you a new Chinese classical poem Ting Zhu -- Bamboo by Tang Dynasty poem Liu Yuxi.
In China's culture, bamboo is something that is liked and often be admired by people. We admire it for its tall and straight, just like a gentleman with a fair quality; for its heart is empty, just like a person who is always with a modest way to learn from the others; also for it is easy to live anywhere and grow up well...
This is a poem to express an ideal via to admire a bamboo. I enjoyed it poem as soon as I read it, so, I have created a piece of music to match it. I really hope that you enjoy my comments about this poem, my music and singing...
MAIN MEANING OF THE POEMLISTEN TO SHIRLEY PLAY & SING THE POEM :
Dew has cleaned down the rouge on your knots,
wind is waving your jade branches,
showing you natural body and beautiful qualities.
You are gentle and soft as a gentleman,
you have a strong vitality
can grow up anyplace...
Please hit any Chinese character that you need helped, to see its Chinese pinyin, pronunciation, and meaning and follow me to read it.
CHINESE CHARACTER AND PRONUNCIATION LISTEN TO SHIRLEY PLAY & SING THE POEM :
庭竹 -- ting zhu
刘禹锡 (唐) -- liu Yuxi (Tang)
露涤铅华节 -- lu ti qianhua jie，
风摇青玉枝 -- feng yao qingyu zi。
依依似夫子 -- yiyi si fuzi，
无地不相宜 -- wu di bu xianyi。
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Written, Translated and Recorded, June 10, 2006