Saturday, April 5, 2008

Yesterday was Qing Ming

Not easy to express the meaning of 'Qing Ming' in English.

As far as I know, it is a day all the Chinese will memorize the 'departed' people. It's also the day to visit the grave sites of the family.

A poem for Qingming by Du Mu -- Tang Dynasty

A drizzling rain falls like tears on the Mourning Day;
The mourner's heart is breaking on his way.
Where can Winehouse be found to drown his sadness?
A cowherd points to Xing Hua village in the distance.

May the people left us rest in peace.

And I will carry on, with the spirits they pass to us.

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