Poem:Sympathy for Peasants 唐诗《悯农》
作者： 来源：易学汉语 2013-04-24 10:26:27.000
Lǐ shēn (Táng)
Chú hé rì dāngwǔ,
hàn dī hé xià tǔ.
Shuí zhī pán zhōng cān,
lì lì jiē xīnkǔ.
"悯农(mǐn nóng)" means showing sympathy with the peasants.
It is at noon that the sun hangs high up in the sky when the peasants are getting rid of the weeds in the paddyfields. Their sweat runs down and mixes with the soil. Do you know that each grain of rice in your bowl is the result of their hardship and toil?
The poem depicts a picture of the peasants working in the field, telling people that the food on table does not come by easily, which shows the poet's compassion towards the peasants who work hard all year around despite the hardship and bad weather.