Learning Chinese Poems is a great way to practice pronunciation, but also learn a bit about the culture and history.
This Poem is by Tang Dynasty poet Meng Haoran, who is a very famous poet known for his scenic poems.
This poem talks about the season spring, with the poem itself describing the thought going through the poet’s head when he woke up one spring morning. The poem starts out by vividly describing the season itself as a beautiful and lively time where all the animals and plants are full of energy. Then the tone changes in the second half of the poem, expressing the author’s sadness that such a wonderful season will ultimately pass. A few simple words yet the poet’s love for the season can be clearly felt. This is also a fantastic beginner’s poem to learn, with its simple structure and word choice.