Appreciation of Poems about the Start of Winter
The winter, rain and snow can always touch a nerve in poets. They left thousands of wonderful lines about the scene for us to appreciate.

Express His Will by Describing the Snow

“I like the snowflake not only for its lightness, But also its birth in the cold place, not like the common flower; After the poetess Xie, who would care about its beauty? It drifts aimlessly. In the chilly moonlight; It flies on the west wind to the endless desert.”

The poet Nalan Xingde was born into a noble family in the Qing Dynasty. He was famous for his special style of poems. This poem uses the snow to express his will. He appreciates the pure and noble nature of the snow. The snow is born in the high place, just as a person who is born in a powerful family. But the snow is so pure and elegant without any taint, just like him. However, no one can appreciate the noble nature and the snow (or the poet himself) wants to find a wider place to show his talent.

The Reality Mingled with the False

Nalan Xingde’s appreciation of the snow shows a noble nature, while “The Snow of Jiangpu in My Dream” of Yan Shen is also very touching:

“The sky is too high to reach, Even in the tall tower. I fell asleep when I was drunk. In my dream the poplar blossom flew thousands of miles.”

The first two lines of the poem describe the real scene, while the latter describe the dreamed scene. The snow before the author has turned into the beautiful scene of his hometown. The snow of thousands of miles has turned into the poplar blossom. The atmosphere created by the author can compare with that of the famous “Fishing in Snow” of Liu Zongyuan: “A straw-cloaked man afloat, behold! He is fishing snow on river cold.”

Artistic Conception is the Most Beautiful

In the poems singing the praises of snow, Ye Yong’s “Egret Standing in the River” is a beautiful Chinese painting:

“The fishes hide under the green moss of the white stones, An egret standing in the rain all day waits. It is dim in the evening, It looks like the snow on the river.”

The short lines of the poem describe the gesture and charm of the egret. The poet compares the egret with the snow, because the purity of the snow and the perseverance of the egret are similar in a way. The scene could only be found in a dream.

“An Invitation to My Friend Liu 19” by Bai Juyi is more close to real life:

“The vessel contains dry, brown, green wine, The clay stove red and hot. The dusk appears to snow, Why not chat over cups in my hut?”

In the bitter cold weather, the best thing is to invite a couple of friends, drink the wine, have some food and talk freely. What a happy life!