Ode to the GooseÂ is a masterpiece of Tang Dynasty poet Luo binwangÂ atÂ the age of seven. It described a beautiful white goose with red webbed feetÂ paddling on clear green stream. Its “curved neck” connects the blue sky and green water. Very colorful!
As to the words, “geese, geese, geese” can beÂ understood as onomatopoeia, and “song” in Chinese pronunciation is so high-pitched, making the poem sounds like a melody. In addition, the passive on the “float” combined with the initiative under the “dial” makes the poem full of vibration and dynamic.
No wonder it is so popular, sung and spread for thousands of years.
Here is a video for Chinese Tang poem Ode to the Goose on Youtube.
The English translation of the poem Ode to the Goose is from Rhapsodia_æ™šæž«. For more details, please go to http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_4fbe5af80100onmf.html
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