Poems by Cao Cao
Posted 30 November 2005 - 12:43 AM
Every schoolboy and girl in China has to memorize this poem to pass his or her Yuwen examination.
Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:36 PM
"Though the Tortoise Lives Long"
Though the divine tortoise lives long,
Its days also have their limited span
Though flying serpents ride on the mist,
Eventually they turn to dust and ashes
An old war-horse may be stabled,
Yet it's ambition is at a thousand li away
And a warrior though advanced in years
His ambitious heart still exists
Man's span of life, whether long or short,
Depends not on Heaven's will alone
The happiness one achieves by living a good life,
Can permit one to have eternal life
And so, with such joy in my heart,
this song I hum, reflecting my ambition.
I welcome corrections
Posted 01 December 2005 - 09:12 AM
This Poem is Briliant
Song of the Dew
Twenty kings have reigned in the House of Han,
But the former king employs a wavering man.
Like a monkey dressed in manís attire,
He is ignorant but tricky, a perfect liar.
As he hesitates to put rebellion down,
The king is then abducted out of town.
When the rainbow lies across the sun,
The evil omen means that his life is done.
Dong Zhou usurps the power in great haste;
He kills the king and lays the capital to waste.
The House of Han is in peril during the clashes;
The ancestral temple soon is burnt to ashes.
The king has to move throne to the west,
The people *** on the way, deeply distressed.
When I look at the former capital town,
I feel a pang of sorrow for the crown.
Posted 03 December 2005 - 02:37 AM
wowwww cao cao is really great at making poem
his son caozhi jus as gd if nt even better remember when cao pi wanted him 2 compose a poem in 7 steps if nt kill him he manage 2 compose.
Posted 05 December 2005 - 04:09 PM
Even if that's not true... I think the story illustrates that Cao Zhi was recognized even to his own father who held these sort of things highly.
Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:10 AM
I come to view the boundless ocean
From Stony Hill on eastern shore.
Its water rolls in rhythmic motion,
And islands stand amid its roar.
Tree on tree grows from peak to peak;
Grass on grass looks lush far and nigh.
The autumn wind blows drear and bleak;
The monstrous billows surge up high.
The sun by day, the moon by night
Appear to rise up from the deep.
The Milky Way with stars so bright
Sinks down into the sea in sleep.
How happy I feel at this sight!
I croon this poem in delight.
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