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Shirley Created Music For Chinese Classical Poem-0050:Yue Xia Duo Zhuo -- Drinking in the Moonlight Alone

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Friday is one of important Chinese traditional festivals -- the Mid - Autumn Festival. This is also the time that all of the family to reunite. People usually sit together to eat Moon cakes and to enjoy the bright moon. The round moon cakes on the table and the round moon in the sky symbolize all of the family to be reuniting and be happy.   

At the special time, I got some telephones from my family from inland and abroad; I got a best regard from the family of my dear former American art and music teacher's and many good wishes from my colleagues and friends.

With a grateful heart, I would like to introduce a new Chinese classical poem by Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai for you.

This poem has expressed a wide heart of the poet to treat the world. Even though he was drinking alone, he is still happy, humor with a very optimism. :-) I enjoy this positive life attitude and this open and clear heart. :-)

Li Bai is one of my favorite poets in Chinese poem history. So, I have introduced most of his poems for you already. Here are some of them; you can review them via the links below:

No. 4:
Chinese Classical Poem 0057 & Shirley Created Music-0047:Zeng Wang Lun -- To Present A Poem to Wang Lun

No.3: Chinese Classical Poem--0039: Looking at the Lushan Mountains' Waterfall
No.2: Chinese Classical Poem 0054:A Song of Mount Emei.
No.1: Chinese Classical Poem 0055: Sailing from Baidi City at Dawn.

As usual, I created a piece of music to match it and hope you enjoy it.

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

There is a pot of wine in the flowers,
I am drinking it alone and there is no any bosom friend with me,
Lifting my cup of wine to invite the bright moon,
plus my own shadow,
ha, now we have had   three people together... :-)

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 LISTEN TO SHIRLEY PLAY & SING THE POEM :

对月独酌

李白

花间一壶酒
独酌无相亲
举杯邀明月
对影成三人

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
Written, Sung, Translated and Recorded on Sun, Oct 8, 2006