I'd said i won't see you again
- Poetry of Liu Yong


- Last updated: 2024-03-22 20:53:54

I'd said i won't see you again by Liu Yong










English Translation

I'd said i won't see you again,

unexpectedly i reencounter you again.

We silently drink the grape wine.

you sigh as sweet memories revive.

Twinkle your tears,seem to tell me something,

sorry i just can't accompany you like everlasting.

If you want someone to be your best man,

please forget me and move on to the refreshing future.

By Liu Yong

Why Chinese poems is so special?
The most distinctive features of Chinese poetry are: concision- many poems are only four lines, and few are much longer than eight; ambiguity- number, tense and parts of speech are often undetermined, creating particularly rich interpretative possibilities; and structure- most poems follow quite strict formal patterns which have beauty in themselves as well as highlighting meaningful contrasts.
How to read a Chinese poem?
Like an English poem, but more so. Everything is there for a reason, so try to find that reason. Think about all the possible connotations, and be aware of the different possibilities of number and tense. Look for contrasts: within lines, between the lines of each couplet and between successive couplets. Above all, don't worry about what the poet meant- find your meaning.

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