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LP 秋登万山寄张五 - 孟浩然 - Autumn Ascent of Wan Mountain for Zhang Wu by Meng Haoran (LP)

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Lim Tze Peng writes the words of 秋登万山寄张五 or Autumn Ascent of Wan Mountain for Zhang Wu by Tang Dynasty poet Meng Haoran (689-740.) The full poem reads: 北山白云里,隐者自怡悦。   相望始登高,心随雁飞灭。    愁因薄暮起,兴是清秋发。    时见归村人,平沙渡头歇。    天边树若荠,江畔舟如月。    何当载酒来,共醉重阳节。 Translated, it means: That northern peak enveloped in pearly clouds, brings jubilation to my reclusive heart. I attempt the climb with a mind to survey the land from up high, while my heart soars with the swans. Twilight is the harbinger of gloom, but then again late autumn is a time for joyous merriment. I often observe from a vantage point the villagers returning home, watching as they recline on sandy beaches at the place of the ferry crossing. The horizon is filled with trees as small as a shepherd’s satchel, and gazing downward I view the banks of the shore in the moonlight. What harm could befall me if I were to bring fine wine to the mountain, to gaily celebrate the Double Ninth Festival.

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