Proverbs and Poems on Double Ninth Festival

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TIPSY IN THE FLOWERS’ SHADE 醉花阴
Li Qingzhao李清照
Thin is the mist and thick the clouds, so sad I stay.
薄雾浓云愁永昼,
From golden censer incense smokes all day.
瑞脑消金兽。
The Double Ninth comes now again;
佳节又重阳,
Alone I still remain In the curtain of gauze, on pillow, smooth like jade,
玉枕纱厨,
Feeling the midnight chill invade.
半夜凉透。
At dusk I drink before chrysanthemums in bloom;
东篱把酒黄昏后,
My sleeves are filled with fragrance and with gloom.
有暗香盈袖。
Say not my soul Is not consumed. Should western wind uproll
莫道不消魂,
The curtain of my bower,
帘卷西风,
‘Twould show a thinner face than yellow flower.
人比黄花瘦。

 

Visiting an Old Friend过故人庄
By Meng Haoran (Tang Dynasty)孟浩然

My friend’s prepared chicken and rice,
He invited me to his cottage hall.
故人具鸡黍,邀我至田家。
Green trees surround the village nice;
Blue hills slant beyond city wall.
绿树村边合,青山郭外斜。
Windows open to field and ground;
O’er wine we talk of crop of grain.
开轩面场圃,把酒话桑麻。
On next Double Ninth Day,
I’ll come round,
For his chrysanthemums again.
待到重阳日,还来就菊花。

 

Thinking of My Brothers on the Double Ninth Festival九月九日忆山东兄弟

By Wang Wei (Tang Dynasty)王维

Alone, a lonely stranger in a foreign land,
独在异乡为异客
I doubly pine for kinsfolk on a holiday.
每逢佳节倍思亲
I know my brothers would, with dogwood spray in hand,
遥知兄弟登高处
Climb up mountain and miss me so far away.
遍插茱萸少一人

 

Climbing the Height登高

By Du Fu (Tang Dynasty)杜甫

The wind so swift, the sky so deep, sad gibbons cry;
风急天高猿啸哀,
Water so clear and sand so white, backward birds fly;
渚清沙白鸟飞回。
The boundless forest sheds its leaves shower by shower;
无边落木萧萧下,
The boundless river rolls its waves hour after hour.
不尽长江滚滚来。
Far from home in autumn, I’m grieved to see my plight;
万里悲秋常作客,
After my long illness, I climb alone this height,
百年多病独登台。
Living in hard times, at my frosted hair I pine;
艰难苦恨繁霜鬓,
Pressed by poverty, I give up my cup of wine.
潦倒新停浊酒杯。

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