Jia Dao Poem: A Swordsman – 贾岛《剑客》

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剑客

贾岛

十年磨一剑,

霜刃未曾试。

今日把[1][2]君,

谁有不平事?

注释:

[1] 把:拿。

[2] 示:给别人看。

A Swordsman

Jia Dao

I’ve sharpened my sword for ten years;

I do not know if it will pierce.

I show its blade to you today.

O who has any grievance? Say!

《剑客》是唐代诗人贾岛创作的一首五言绝句。此诗前两句描写了剑的不平凡,后两句则希望能有展示才华的机会。全诗感情奔放,气势充沛。

“A Swordsman” is a five-line poem composed by Jia Island, a poet of the Tang Dynasty. The first two lines of the poem describe the extraordinary nature of the sword, while the second two lines wish to have the opportunity to display their talent. The whole poem is spirited and energetic.

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