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Selections of Tang Poetry

Liang County Song

Liang County Song

By Wang Zhihuan (688 - 742 CE)

Traditional

涼州

王之渙 (688-742)

黃河白雲

羌笛何須楊柳
春光玉門關

Simplified

凉州

王之涣 (688-742)

黄河白云

羌笛何须杨柳》?
春风玉门关

Vocabulary and Notes

Line 1: 黄河 Yellow River, 白云 white clouds
Line 2: a Chinese fathom, mountain
Line 3: Qiang people, flute, 杨柳 Plucking Willows (name of a song)
Line 4: 春风 Spring breeze, 玉门关 Jade Gate Pass on the Silk Road in Gansu.

Source: Complete Tang Poems, Scroll 253, 全唐詩 二百五十三 . English translation by Sun Dayu, 1981. See References

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