Poem: Mountain Trip 唐诗《山行》
作者： 来源： 2013-04-21 10:00:01.000
Dù mù (tánɡ)
Yuǎn shàng hánshān shíjìng xiá,
báiyún shēng chù yǒu rénjiā.
Tíng chē zuò ài fēnglín wǎn,
shuāngyè hóng yú Èryuè huā.
This is a famous poem by the poet Du Mu of the Tang Dynasty. "坐(zuò)" in the poem is equivalent to "because".
With autumn wind bursting forth on the mountain, the small rock road zigzags up to the mountain peak where there are still a few households enshrouded among the clouds. As I am quite fond of the late autumn scenes in the forest, I stop the carriage and take time to enjoy it. After the frost the maple leaves are so red, even surpassing the February flowers in full bloom.
The poet uses a joyful tone as he describes the mountain scenery in autumn. He utilizes the maple leaves of late autumn and their fiery red color to make the mountain forest in late autumn as vibrant and lively as in spring time.