Chinese poem illustration:清明
The famous poem QingMing could be a fake poem, like some other Song poems found out lately, that it could be written by a Song person under the name of a famous Tang poet.
In fact , nobody cares too much about it is a true Du Mu poem or not, as it become the typical image in a Chinese mind when QingMing festival comes, like some other most famous and popular poems, became a building block of the reflected virtual world in a Chinese mind .
It is a straight forward and simple poem depicting a moment when poet wandering around at countryside during the day, touching and familiar to everyone.
The origin of QingMing festival is explored as well.
清明时节雨纷纷， 路上行人欲断魂。 借问酒家何处有， 牧童遥指杏花村。