Member: Login
English Home | Travel Vista | Attractions | Cities Vista | Experience | Chinese Home |
tailor made
Home
Attractions
China Tours
Destinations
Souvenirs
Culture
Tips
Talks
Search the site:
You are here: Home >> Cultural Essentials >> Current Page  
 
We Also Recommend
  Folklore of the Dai Ethnic Group
The Clay Fertility Figures of Henan
Chinese Potted Landscape
Ethnic Arts and Crafts in Xinjiang
Chinese Fans
 
Suggested Itineraries
  China Impression Tours
Yangtze Rriver Cruise
Tibet Advanture
Scenic China Tours
Ethnic Customs Tours
Explore Chinese Culture
  Tri-coloured Tang
Papercutting
Chinese Cheongsam
Traditional Chinese Painting
Chinese Food
 
 

Reservation Center

Find/Book a Tour
Find/Book a Flight
Find/Reserve a Hotel
Get a Chinese Souvenir
 
 
 
Shijing (The Book of Songs)
CHASING THE PHANTOM
from Qinfeng



When reed and rush grew green, grew green,
And dews to hoar-frost changed,
One whom they speak of as "that man"
Somewhere the river ranged.
Upstream they went in quest of him,
A long and toilsome way;
Downstream they went in quest of him;--
In mid-stream there lay!
When reed and rush grew tall, grew tall,
And dews lay yet undried,
He whom they speak of as "that man"
Was by the riverside.
Upstream they searched for him, along
The toilsome, deep defile;
Downstream again-and there he lay,
Midway, upon the isle!

When reed and rush were cut and gone,
And dews still lingered dank,
He whom they speak of as "that man"
Was on the river's bank.
Upstream they searched for him, along
The toilsome right-hand road;
Downstream, --and on the island there,
In mid-stream, he abode!

[NOTES]

This is a pome about how one fails to reach the person he/she is in love with.



Qinfeng: (The Oldes of Qin) Qin,an ancient state of the Zhou Dynasty,was in the east of present-day Qishan County in Shaanxi Province.

Previous 1 2 3 4 next

Site Map | Join Us | Terms & Conditions | FAQs | Advertise with Us


China Virtual Tours is a part of ChinaVista.com services. 1996-2014, all rights reserved