A tranqil Night (Advanced Level)

A Tranquil Night

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Poet: Li Bai

 

At bed, I see a silver light,

I wonder if it’s frost aground.

Looking up, I found the moon bright;

Bowing, in homesickness I’m drowned.

Translator: Xu Yuanchong (翻译者: 许渊冲1921-, China)

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The meaning of poem:

The bright moonlight gleams in front of my bed, I thought it was the frost on the ground. I lift my head to gaze at the bright moon, then lower my head and think of my hometown.

 Li bai:

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Li Bai (701 -762) is one of China’s most outstanding poets of the Tang Dynasty, this classic poem 《A Quiet Night Thought》(this poem has translated by many people, but this translation is very close in meaning to the original) is very popular, the content of the poem is very easy to understand, but full ofmeaningful, it touches people’s hearts which are full of feelings of homesickness, affecting readers into endless contemplation. This poem still resonate with many people until today, just four lines, simple but rich, so that we can have a better understand the creation of Li Bai is smooth, true and natural.

《静夜思》

《jìng yè sī》

诗人: 李白

shī rén : lǐ bái

床前明月光,疑是地上霜。

chuáng qián míng yuè guāng,yí shì dì shàng shuāng 。

举头望明月,低头思故乡。

jǔ tóu wàng míng yuè,dī tóu sī gù xiāng 。

 

诗文解释︰

shī wén jiě shì

床前面照进了明亮的月光,我原以为是地上结了一层霜。抬头看天上那轮明月,不由得低下了头,思念起自己的故乡。

chuáng qián miàn zhào jìn le míng liàng de yuè guāng,wǒ yuán yǐ wéi shì dì shàng jié le yì céng shuāng。tái tóu kàn tiān shàng nà lún míng yuè,bù yóu dé dī xià le tóu,sī niàn qǐ zì jǐ de gù xiāng。

 李白 lǐ bái:

李白(701年–762年)是中国唐朝最杰出的诗人之一,

lǐ bái (701nián –762nián )shì zhōng guó táng cháo zuì jié chū de shī rén zhī yī,

这首脍炙人口的《静夜思》便是他的经典之作,

zhè shǒu kuài zhì rén kǒu de 《jìng yè sī》biàn shì tā de jīng diǎn zhī zuò,

诗的内容虽然很容易理解,但是却意味深长,

shī de nèi róng suī rán hěn róng yì lǐ jiě,dàn shì què yì wèi shēn cháng,

写出人们心中满满思乡的情绪,

xiě chū rén men xīn zhōng mǎn mǎn sī xiāng de qíng xù,

牵动读者陷入无尽的沉思当中。

qiān dòng dú zhě xiàn rù wú jìn de chén sī dāng zhōng。

这首诗直到今日还是能引起许多人的共鸣,

zhè shǒu shī zhí dào jīn rì hái shì néng yǐn qǐ xǔ duō rén de gòng míng,

短短四句诗词,简单却丰富,

duǎn duǎn sì jù shī cí,jiǎn dān què fēng fù,

让我们更能了解到李白的创作如行云流水般,质朴自然。

ràng wǒ men gèng néng liǎo jiě dào lǐ bái de chuàng zuò rú xíng yún liú shuǐ bān,zhí pú zì rán。

≡ BY Margarita ≡

≡ TRADUCED BY Jorge ≡

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