I always dream that blue hill
- Poetry of Yan Jidao


- Last updated: 2024-03-17 18:56:27

I always dream that blue hill by Yan Jidao





English Translation

I always dreamed that blue hill,

you haven't sent me letter for a long.

My long hairs turned white

because of yearning you every evening.

Back to the green silky window,

wanna tell how i have a rave on him.

Being parting is really sad,

he embraced me tight in my dream.

By Yan Jidao

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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