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Chinese poem illustration: 江城子·乙卯正月二十日夜记梦 River Town · Write down the Dream of January 20th Night by Su Shi

乙卯正月二十日夜记梦

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A famous poem/Song Ci(宋词) by Su Shi(苏轼 or 苏东坡)to commemorate his wife who passed away 10 years ago.

Commemorating Poetry(悼亡诗) is a type of Chinese poem, this one belongs to the short list of the kind, recited generation after generation. The very typical images among these type poetry like moon, mount which is alternative name of tomb, the distance by space and time, the recall of old sweet memories were all perfectly blended and softly touched.

There is a pop song so called Ten Years(十年), Which I believed had borrowed a lot from this poem.

江城子 乙卯正月二十日夜记梦
苏轼

十年生死两茫茫,不思量,自难忘。
千里孤坟,无处话凄凉。
纵使相逢应不识,尘满面,鬓如霜。

夜来幽梦忽还乡,小轩窗,正梳妆。
相顾无言,惟有泪千行。
料得年年肠断处,明月夜,短松冈。

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