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World Poetry Month, April 2021

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Happy April! And to celebrate, here is a nice little bit of verse, courtesy of Ximalaya: 

《秋风词》a Tang Dynasty ci ( 词 ) by  Li Bai (李白)


This is a 'ci' 词, not a 诗,词 are much less formal, they were sung and composed to fit into popular tunes. They became much more common in later dynasties.  

I like this little ci because it's very simple and straightforward, uses common words, and tells a story we may all be familiar with. It's also very easy to memorise. The reader in this Ximalaya version is a dubbing actor for Chinese TV. I think the series tries to help listeners sleep, sorry Li Bai ! 


It's a good series, it has the text to all the poems and explanations. Here's the full list:



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