清明 (唐) 杜牧*

Qing Ming**                    Du Mu (803-852)


清明时节雨纷纷,路上行人欲断魂。
借问酒家何处有,牧童遥指杏花村。


Tr. YK Chan 陈耀国译

Endless rain at Qing Ming** Festival drizzling 

A traveler’s haste on the road turns nerve-racking

Whereabouts a tavern may be found

To Apricot Blossom Village afar off a cowherd points

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* For a discussion of the authorship of this poem, see  http://tv.sohu.com/20100402/n271287421.shtml

** Literally meaning “Clear Brightness”, a festival on the 15th day after spring solstice for traditional visit of ancestral graves.

About YK 1965

Class of WYK1965 Microbiologist (Environmental Microbiology) Honorary Research Fellow Agriculture Canada, Ottawa
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