Interesting (and fun) Chinese Poem for Festival

Interesting Chinese poem for festival

“A lonely stranger in a strange land I am cast, I miss my family all the more on every festive day.

——Wang Wei 王维

It is a poem expressing longing for families, and even more especially on festival days, and was taught to pupils in the primary schools in China.

The Chinese are a very humorous nation and delight in giving things an amusing twist – this poem humorously reinterpreted to make fun of themselves:

I weigh even more every festival – 1.5 kilos each time!

I weigh even more every festival – 1.5 kilos each time!

Making light of the fact that there is so much tempting food to eat and enjoy during festivals and you end up gaining weight after a long festival holiday.

Here is the full version of the original poem (with pinyin and English traslation)just in case you wonder:

九月九日忆山东兄弟

jǐu yuè jǐu rì yì shān dōng xiōng dì

(Thinking of My Brothers at Shangdong On Double Ninth Festival)

作者:王维

zuò zhě: wáng wéi

(Author: Wang Wei)

独在异乡为异客,

dú zài yì xiāng wéi yì kè,

(A lonely stranger in a strange land I am cast,)

每逢佳节倍思亲。

méi féng jiā jié bèi sī qīn.

(I miss my family all the more on every festive day.)

遥知兄弟登高处,

yáo zhī xiōng dì dēng gāo chù,

(Knowing my brothers afar are all wearing cornel and climbing the mountain (for celebration), )

遍插茱萸少一人。

biàn chā zhū yǘ shǎo yī rén.

(but sadly without me.)

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