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Chinese poem illustration:春望 Spring Watching by Du Fu

春望

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One year after civil war broke(安史之乱), Du Fu was trapped in Chang’an city, the capital, separated with his family , which is 200km north to him.

This poem now become the song of a patriot, as well as homesick. This poem is also a key evidence of Du fu’s life turning point, which make him a great person in Chinese history.

Two words turned into daily words used by this poem, 国破, 家书万金.

春望
杜甫

国破山河在,
城春草木深。
感时花溅泪,
恨别鸟惊心。

烽火连三月,
家书抵万金。
白头搔更短,
浑欲不胜簪。

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