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Ode to the Goose is a masterpiece of Tang Dynasty poet Luo binwang at the age of seven. It described a beautiful white goose with red webbed feet 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 be 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.

Chinese Tang poem: Ode to the Goose

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Here is a video for Chinese Tang poem Ode to the Goose on Youtube.

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The English translation of the poem Ode to the Goose is from Rhapsodia_晚枫. For more details, please go to

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    Tina at // March 6th, 2014 at 4:40 am

    What a fun poem and video to go with it! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!

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