Bai Juyi Poems: Farewell Feast at Zhongling – 白居易《钟陵饯送》

钟陵饯送

翠幕红筵[1]高在云,

歌钟一曲万家闻。

路人指点滕王阁[2],

看送忠州白使君[3]。

这首诗是白居易离开江州后,友人在滕王阁为他送行,他所写下的饯别诗。王勃的滕王阁诗早已闻名天下,“滕王高阁临江渚”,白居易只用“高在云”三字虚写;“佩玉鸣鸾罢歌舞”,“画栋朝飞南浦云,珠帘暮卷西山雨”,白诗只用“翠幕红筵”四字概括;而“歌钟一曲万家闻”则是王诗“歌舞”的扩大;“路人指点滕王阁”,这才转入正题,而王诗却是开门见山;最后一句“看送忠州白使君”,还是从路人观点来写饯别。总之,这首诗用高阁之盛、饯别之欢,来反衬当年江州的孤寂。

注释:

[1]翠幕红筵:翠绿的帐幕,红锦铺设的筵席。

[2]滕王阁:位于今江西省南昌市赣江东岸,与黄鹤楼、岳阳楼为并称“江南三大名楼”。

[3]使君:古时对州郡长官的尊称。

Farewell Feast at Zhongling

Green curtains veil the crimson hall high in the cloud;

With thrilling farewell songs a thousand houses are loud.

Passersby lending their ears point to Prince Teng’s Tower

And see officials bid me adieu in the bower.

 

《钟陵饯送》是唐代伟大的现实主义诗人白居易所写的一首诗作。该诗描写了送别宴上宏大的场面,诗人并不因离别而伤感,反而表现除了一种乐观的人生态度。

The poem “Farewell Feast at Zhongling” is a poem written by Bai Juyi, a great realist poet of the Tang Dynasty. The poem depicts a grand scene at the farewell banquet. The poet does not feel sad because of the farewell, but shows an optimistic attitude towards life.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *