A Quatrain 绝句

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绝句

Dù Fǔ(Táng )
杜甫(唐)

Liǎng gè huáng lí míng cuì liǔ, yì háng bái lù shàng qīng tiān.
两 个 黄 鹂 鸣 翠柳,一行 白 鹭 上 青 天。

Chuāng hán xī lǐng qiān qiū xuě, mén bó dōng Wú wàn lǐ chuán.
窗 含 西 岭 千 秋 雪,门 泊 东 吴 万 里 船。

A Quatrain

Du Fu( Tang )

A pair of golden orioles twitter in the greenish willow,

A line of white herons flutter on their blue-bound way.

The window frames the western mountain’s thousand-year snow,

By the door moor ships from Eastern Wu ten thousand li away.

Comment:

This poem describes the picturesque surroundings around the thatched hut where the poet lived. The four lines make four separate, lifelike color paintings: the golden orioles are singing merrily in the green willow trees; they are standing gracefully against the bright, blue sky; the window commands the distant view of the snow-capped mountain; near the door moor the ships from afar. The poem well conveys the poet’s light heart and broad mind.

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