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Cursive Script Chinese Calligraphy Banner, Nian Nu Jiao, Chi Bi Huai Gu

Cursive Script Chinese Calligraphy Banner, Nian Nu Jiao, Ci Bi Huai Gu

Cursive Script Chinese Calligraphy Banner, Nian Nu Jiao, Chi Bi Huai Gu(Tune: " Charm of a Maiden Singer"Memories of the Past at Red Cliff)

The Great River eastward flows,
With its waves are gone all those
Gallant heroes of bygone years.
West of the ancient fortress appears
The Red Cliff. Here General Zhou won his early fame
When the Three Kingdoms were all in flame.
Jagged rocks tower in the air,
Swashing waves beat on the shore,
Rolling up a thousand heaps of snow.
To match the hills and the river so fair,
How many heroes brave of yore
Made a great show!
I fancy General Zhou at the height
Of his success, with a plume fan in hand,
In a silk hood, so brave and bright,
Laughing and jesting with his bride so fair,
While enemy ships were destroyed as planned
Like shadowy castles in the air.
Should their souls revisit this land,
Sentimental, his wife would laugh to say,
Younger than they, I have my hair all turned gray.
Life is but like a passing dream,
I'd drink to the moon which once saw them on the stream.

Cheju Island (Chejudao), By Calligraphier Ding Shimei 2007 Beseto Art Festival

Su Shi (traditional Chinese: 蘇軾; simplified Chinese: 苏轼; pinyin: Sū Shì) (January 8, 1037 – August 24, 1101), was a writer, poet, artist, calligrapher, pharmacologist, and statesman of the Song Dynasty, and one of the major poets of the Song era. His courtesy name was Zizhan (子瞻) and his pseudonym was Dongpo Jushi (東坡居士), and he is often referred to as Su Dongpo (蘇東坡).

A contemporary Song Dynastyportrait painting of Su Shi

Besides his renowned poetry, his other extant writings are of great value in the understanding of 11th century Chinese travel literature as well as details of the 11th century Chinese iron industry.


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