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The rain falls thick and fast on All Souls’ Day,文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/14118.html
The men and women sadly move along the way.
They ask where wineshops can be found or where to rest –
And there the herdboy’s fingers Almond-Town suggest.
In the Rainy Season of Spring
It drizzles endlessly during the rainy season in spring,
Travelers along the road look gloomy and miserable.
When I ask a shepherd boy where I can find a tavern,
He points at a distant hamlet nestling amidst apricot blossoms.
The Qingming Festival
During the Qing-ming Festival,
Is daily continual rain.
People, going to the country,
Form an almost unbroken train.
“Is there a wine shop hereabouts?”
We enquire of a peasant lad.
“Apricot Flower Village yonder,
Is a shop where wine can be had.”
The Clear-and-Bright Feast
Upon the Clear-and-Bright Feast of spring
The rain drizzleth down in spray.
Pedestrians on countryside ways
In gloom are pining away.
When asked “Where a tavern fair for rest
Is hereabouts to be found,”
The shepherd boy the Apricot Bloom Vill
Doth point to afar and say.
The Mourning Day
A drizzling rain falls like tears on the Mourning Day1;
The mourner’s heart is going to break on the way.
Where can a wine-shop be found to drown his sad hours?
A cowherd points to a cot amid apricot flowers.
(1) The Mourning Day begins by a drizzling rain and ends by the mourner’s sorrow in wine. This quatrain enjoys great popularity in China.)
The Pure Brightness Day
It drizzles thick and fast on the Pure Brightness Day,
I travel with my heart lost in dismay.
“Is there a public house somewhere, cowboy?”
He points at Apricot Village faraway.
Qingming rains never seem to end.
The traveler along this road is overcome by dejection.
“Where can I find a tavern?”
“Apricot Village, way down the road,”
A cow boy replies pointing his finger.
(1) Qingming festival –a Chinese festival which falls in early April.
Qingming season1 nonstop misty rain,
People look miserable along the way.
Tell me if there is a tavern around here,
Shepherd boy fingers Villa Apricot over there.
1) The day of the Qingming Festival marking the fifth of the 24 Solar Terms, traditionally observed as a festive occasion for family reunion and paying homage to ancestral graves by sweeping and trimming the surroundings of the grave, a.k.a. Grave Sweeping.
The Day of Clear and Bright1
’Round clear and bright showers are so frequent;
Wayfarers on the road feel despondent.
“Tell me, Buffalo Boy, is there a tavern somewhere?”
The lad pointed to a hamlet with blossoming apricot trees way down the road.
(1) Day of Clear and Bright: The first day of the fifth solar term according to the Chinese lunar calendar; a day devoted to visiting ancestors’ graves.
The Tomb-visiting Day
The ceaseless drizzles drips all the dismal day,
So broken-hearted fares the traveler on the way.
When asked where could be found a tavern bower,
A cowboy points to yonder village of the apricot flower.