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 杜牧

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。

April 2, 2019


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