Zhao Ding Poem: Partridges in the Sky · Lantern Festival in the Southern Capital– 赵鼎《鹧鸪天·建康上元作》

鹧鸪天
 建康上元[1]作

赵鼎

客路那知岁序[2]移。

忽惊春到小桃枝。

天涯海角悲凉地,

记得当年全盛时。

花弄影,

月流辉。

水精宫殿五云飞。

分明一觉华胥梦,

回首东风泪满衣。

注释:

[1]上元:元宵。

[2]岁序:时令。

Partridges in the Sky
· Lantern Festival in the Southern Capital

Zhao Ding

The season changes not for a passer-by,

Suddenly I see spring on a sprig of peach tree.

The lost land far away saddens me.

Could I forget its splendor in days gone-by?

With shadows flowers play,

The moon sheds her bright ray.

Over crystal palace rainbow clouds fly.

All, all are gone like a vain dream;

Turning my head in the east wind, down my tears stream.

注释:

This is the earliest lyric on Lantern Festival in the Southern Song Dynasty, in which the poet compares the splendor of the Northern and Southern capitals.

《鹧鸪天·建康上元作》是南宋词人赵鼎创作的一首词。词的上片写作者被贬海南凄凉之地感叹时光的易遗,下片写作者回忆普日京都的繁华往事之悲。全词通过今昔对比,抒发了作者对故国的怀念和亡国的悲哀,情感沉郁、感人至深。

“Partridges in the Sky · Lantern Festival in the Southern Capital” is a lyric composed by Zhao Ding of the Southern Song Dynasty. The upper part of the lyric is about the author’s deportation to the bleak land of Hainan, lamenting the easy loss of time, while the lower part of the lyric is about the author’s sorrowful memories of the prosperous past of Kyoto in the old days. Through the contrast between the present and the past, the whole lyric expresses the author’s nostalgia for his homeland and his sorrow for the fall of his country, which is deeply emotional and touching.

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