Poem read out loud

I want to develop some classes on enjoying the Chinese literature, at the same time, strengthen oral skills and learn more word / character. I hope by doing so, foreigner can be led into the beautiful of poems, songs and stories.

e.g. a famous poem from ancient poet Li Bai (Tang Dynasty)


(pinyin) jìng yè sī
chuáng qián míng yuè guāng ,
yí shì dì shàng shuāng 。
jǔ tóu wàng míng yuè ,
dī tóu sī gù xiāng 。

First to learn the meaning of each word, read it out loud, then to know the whole sentence and the elaboring meaning


jìng yè sī = quiet night thinking -> Thoughts on a quiet night

chuáng qián míng yuè guāng ,bed front bright moon light -> Seeing the moonlight before my couch

yí shì dì shàng shuāng 。 wander is floor up frost -> wondering if it was not the frost on the ground….


The whole meaning of this poem :


Title : On A Quiet Night

I saw the moonlight before my couch,
And wondered if it was not the frost on the ground.
I raised my head and looked out on the mountain moon,
I bowed my head and thought of my far-off home.v