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Ascending the Stork Tower

Ascending the Stork Tower

By Wang Zhihuan (688 - 742 CE)

Traditional

王之渙 (688-742)

白日
黃河
千里

Simplified

王之涣 (688-742)

白日
黄河
千里
上层

Vocabulary and Notes

Line 1: 白日 daylight
Line 2: 黄河 Yellow River, flows to the sea
Line 3: to see, 千里 a thousand li
Line 4: 上层 up a level higher

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

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