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Selections of Tang Poetry

Bird-Chirping Hollow

Bird-Chirping Hollow

By Wang Wei (701-761 CE)

Traditional

鳥鳴

王維(701-761)

桂花


Simplified

鸟鸣

王维(701-761)

桂花


Vocabulary

Line 1: 桂花 osmanthus or Chinese cinnamon flowers, fall
Line 2: night quiet, spring empty
Line 3: moon, frighten, birds
Line 4: chirp / cry, spring, mountain stream

Source: Complete Tang Poems, Scroll 128, 全唐詩 一百二十八. English translation by Sun Dayu, 1981. References

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