白居易《杨柳枝词》- Poems of Bai Juyi | Chinese poet

 

杨柳枝词

一树春风千万枝,

嫩于金色软于丝。

永丰西角荒园里,

尽日无人属阿谁[1]?

公元842年,白居易以刑部尚书退休后,寓居洛阳,有姬人樊素善歌,小蛮善舞,白居易写过诗句:“樱桃樊素口,杨柳小蛮腰。”这首词一说是为小蛮而写,一说只是写对人才埋没的感慨。第一句说春风吹拂,千丝万缕的柳枝随风起舞。第二句写柳枝绽出细叶嫩芽,望去一片嫩黄,比丝还要柔软。这两句把杨柳的生机横溢、秀色照人、轻盈袅娜,写得极为生动,有人认为是写小蛮舞姿之美。后两句一转,说杨柳长在永丰坊西角的荒园里,又有谁来一顾呢?只好终日寂寞了。有人认为白居易担心身后小蛮的处境,颇有为浔阳江琵琶女一洒同情泪之感。

注释:

[1]阿(ā)谁:唐宋时期口语,即“谁”,何人。

Song of Willow Branch

A tree of million branches sways in breeze of spring,

More tender and more soft than golden silk string by string.

In western corner of a garden in decay,

Who would come to admire its beauty all the day?

 

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