DAY 2 SHANDONG TRAVEL – JINAN: FIRST SPRING UNDER HEAVEN

DAY 2 SHANDONG TRAVEL – JINAN: FIRST SPRING UNDER HEAVEN

 

ambush by willow

fairy wings disperse by wind

weeping if inhale

 

green glamour in park

stunning canopied curtains

loud spring sprouts out high

 

snakes dare not slither

rite speech without cracking sound

endless water flow

 

heaven’s supreme spring

calligraphy carved in stone

dead with living words

NOTE:

“NO. 1 UNDER HEAVEN”  is a common phrase in China and often misunderstood and mistranslated.  “Under Heaven” is the Chinese emperor’s heaven or mandate; it is no 1 by authority of the emperor; thus no 1 in China.

The Spring water could sprout a loud thunderous sound. With the playing of pipa, the pollens of willows drift all around the park could act as an “ambush” in a war zone. Shandong had at least three prominent military strategists. Qui  Gu Zi was less heard in the West.

 

 

 

 

 

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