A Spring Day By Zhu Xi 春日 (朱熹)

A Spring Day

By Zhu Xi

 

I seek for spring by riverside on a fine day.

O what refreshing sight does the boundless view bring!

I find the face of east wind in an easy way:

Myriads of reds and violets only reveal spring.

春日

(朱熹)

胜日寻芳泅水滨,

无边光景一时新。

等闲识得东风面,

万紫千红总是春.

 

The fourth line of this poem enjoys great prestige throughout the ages because it highly summarizes the beautiful spring scene. It is often chanted by later generations whenever they are admiring the enchanting scenery of the springtime, Moreover, its meaning is often extended and expanded to describe a certain situation of flourishing and thriving prosperity.

 

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