Chinese poem illustration: 赋得古原草送别 Writing about Grass on Ancient Plateau and Farewell
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The very simple Tang poem could mean big, 赋得古原草送别 or 草 (grass) is among the top five of classic poems for a Chinese kid, simple, picturesque ,a song for the eternity of life. A kid read it with ease, an adult read it with thoughts.
In fact, the poet write this poem with very strong intention in his 18. First , as a vehicle to pass the imperial exam. Second, his own solute to the roots of Chinese literacy, Book os Songs(风) and Chu Ci(骚).
This poem rebirth again and again through movies , songs, paintings ,not to say poem and articles. Just name one modern song “送别” by 李叔同, every now and then you would hear this song among Chinese.
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